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Working within the wider Humanities faculty, the Geography team of five specialist Geographers delivers interesting, up to date courses across all key stages. The subject is located in specialist rooms and these are equipped with facilities to deliver the subject in a variety of styles suited to the varying needs and interests of students.

The subject has a good record of success at both GCSE and in the A Level Geography course.

Geography is all about attempting to understand what is happening in today's world and examining the issues and decisions that citizens of the world in the future will need to make. The subject has a number of longstanding international links to allow students to work with students from other cultures as part of their own studies.

KS3 Curriculum

The course builds on the latest developments of the National Curriculum and also incorporates the development of key skills by studying, in interesting ways, a range of themes and issues relevant to all students. It is designed to underpin the GCSE option but stands alone in developing all students to meet the whole school philosophy of educating citizens of the world. In Year 7, students are taught in Form groups and then in Years 8 and 9 they are taught in mixed groups, based loosely on ability.


Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

Geography Toolkit

Physical Geography of the UK

Investigating our local area

Year 8

Global Environmental Challenges

Global Superpowers: India and China

Global Issues

Year 9

Restless Earth

Global Superpowers: India and China

Our Challenging World

All topics cover a range of human, physical and environmental geography, with geographical skills integrated throughout.

KS4 and KS5 Curriculum

The new GCSE course from Edexcel “The evolving planet” is used at KS4. This modular GCSE is aimed at a study of key issues affecting the world and is taught at the full range of scales from the local area to the global dimension. Students with a willingness to incorporate what is happening in the news today into their work will find this an interesting, exciting course.

Please see the Key Stage 4 and Sixth Form pages for details of the KS4 and KS5 courses offered by the Geography team.


Practical work and field work are seen as essential elements of Geography, and there are opportunities to use these in activities ranging from personal work, local area work, a range of trips to places in the UK and through foreign visits. For example, there has been a regular field trip to Iceland and students go to Hornsea to study coastal erosion.

For many years, our work has extended beyond the school into the international education arena. We have been actively involved in number of projects in this field and worked with schools in a range of countries. This does not just include visits but, more importantly, the sharing of curriculum ideas and teaching materials to try to personalise the experiences by direct contacts and involvement of large numbers of students in a variety of ways.


Iceland Field Trip