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Subject Lead - Ms Sarah Anstee, 01805 623531 Ext. 218

Teachers - Mrs Tally Moores, Miss Chelsie Stephens

As Michael Palin says…


“Geography is not only up-to-date and relevant, it is one of the most exciting, adventurous and valuable subjects to study today. So many of the world’s current problems boil down to geography, and need the geographers of the future to help us understand them. 


You will find geographers working in a wide range of jobs, from the City to planning, working in the environment to travel and tourism, or in international charities and retail. Studying geography can help young people achieve careers that are professionally and financially rewarding and also enjoyable. 


Geography illustrates the past, explains the present and prepares us for the future … what could be more important than that?”



  • To give pupils and understanding of the natural and human world, to provoke their curiosity, sense of place and responsibility to become global citizens within the changing local and global community.
  • To develop their analytical, research and interpretation skills within a range of techniques to be able to communicate geographical information effectively.
  • To provide all pupils with the foundations to contribute positively to their community and confidently face the challenges and opportunities of life within the 21st Century.


Curriculum and Qualifications


Year 7

What is Geography/Map skills.

What and where are Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Use of Natural resources, Food, water, energy.

Influencing the environment. Global issues: Pollution, Farming, Rising Sea levels.

Living sustainably.

Tourism: The good, the bad and the ugly.
Year 8

UK Our home

7 Billion and counting - Population

Urban Jungle. Urbanisation

An unequal world.


From Rocks to soil: Weathering/Water and Rivers.

Our warming planet and Glaciers.

Year 9Extreme weather and storms.

Restless Planet:

Volcanoes/ Earthquakes/Tsunamis

World Biomes: Tropical, Hot, Cold Environments.


Fieldwork and GIS

Year 10Urban Issues and ChallengesChanging Economic World

Challenge of Resource management



Year 11Challenge of Natural Hazards

Living world

Physical landscape

Pre-release and revision


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