Project Description



Our Geography curriculum aims to provide an experience of geography that inspires students to become curious about the world they live in.  It provides opportunities to develop an understanding of the connection between physical, human, and environmental geography, both locally and globally.  Our curriculum aims to encourage a desire to find out about different countries and cultures and to appreciate the diversity in them.  We aim to enable students to develop geographical questioning and develop skills to discover the answers independently.  Our students have the opportunity to attend a 3 day residential educational experience at Nettlecombe Court in year 8 to gain hands on geographical skills, as well as local fieldwork opportunities.

At KS4, students further develop their knowledge and understanding of geography with the Eduqas specification B syllabus.

KS3 2023-2024

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Term 1 HS2 Exploring Antarctica Development Issues
Fieldwork Skills Hot Deserts
Term 2 My Geography Rivers Coasts
Term 3 Exploring Africa Flooding Plate Tectonics
Term 4 Economic Activities Glacial Landscapes Dangerous Earth
Term 5 Weather and Climate Urbanisation Future World
Term 6 Biomes Grand Tour Going Global

KS4 2023-2024

WJEC Eduqas Specification B

Units are placed to make connections between themes, processes and theories ensuring a streamlined progression through the syllabus.  The syllabus enables a variety of themes to be covered gaining a wider understanding of the world we live in.

Year 10
Term 1 and 2 Weather and climate
How ecosystems function
Ecosystems under threat
Term 3 and 4 Desertification
Water resources and management
A global perspective on development issues
Term 5 and 6 Shaping the landscape – rivers and river management
Year 11
Term 1 and 2 Fieldwork urban/human- change over time
Urban and rural processes and change in the UK with leisure
Fieldwork urban/human- mitigating risk
Term 3 and 4 Climate change – cause and effect
Urbanisation in contrasting global cities
Shaping the landscape – coasts and coastal management

Pupils are continually assessed in geography through teacher led questions, plug the gap starters and quizzes, to name a few.  Feedback is given by staff, self and peer assessment, where pupils can reflect on their work and develop areas for improvement.  Formal assessments are completed twice a year at key points.  At KS3 these follow the format of multiple-choice questions and extended questions which assess pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills.  KS4 assessments are based on past and sample exam papers which endeavour to cover several topics, allowing students to gain a clear picture of the final exam.  Practice questions are also used throughout the course to consolidate and refine knowledge and understanding.