The Geography curriculum is designed to ensure that teaching equips students with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Geographical knowledge and skills are progressive and are sequenced to provide the framework and approaches that provide explanation of how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
We seek to inspire in students a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives, equipping them well for further education and beyond.
Our learning journeys give a visual overview of the curriculum content covered in each subject. They will help you understand how students make progress in different topics over the years they are with us.
Key Stage Three Curriculum Overview
In Key Stage 3 Geography, students investigate a wide range of people, places and environments. They start to learn about geographical patterns and processes and the political, economic, social and environmental factors affecting people and places.
Students collect and analyse statistical evidence to answer enquiry questions and are encouraged to develop a personal opinion. They also use a wide range of geographical skills and resources, such as maps, satellite images and ICT to answer questions.
Key Stage Four Curriculum Overview
In KS4 students explore Physical Geography through the study of a diverse range of topics including Natural Hazards, Tropical Rainforests, Ecosystems, Weather and Climate change. This is taught using case studies and real life events with an application of that knowledge through exam question techniques. In Human geography students investigate issues surrounding resource management, overpopulation, megacities and urban issues and challenges, this helps students learn about their environment and people’s impact upon it.
Geography GCSE students in Years 10 and Years 11 are encouraged to complete three types of revision weekly: Seneca, Infographics and Practice Papers.
- 30 Minutes per week of Seneca Revision: www.senecalearning.com
- Infographic from Mrs James YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/GeographyCaseStudies
- Practice Paper Questions from Revision World: www.revisionworld.com
We aim to support students in their literacy across all curriculum subjects. We provide key word lists as a teaching and learning tool to support student understanding of the technical vocabulary needed to articulate their learning about a particular subject.
Trips and Extra-Curricular Activities
- Chichester Trip – Year 7
- Swanage Trip – Year 9
- Iceland Trip – KS4
Mrs R James BA (Hons) MA (Ed) -Curriculum Leader of Humanities and teacher of Geography
Mr T Masson BA (Hons) – Teacher Of Geography
Mrs C Twinn BA (Hons) – Teacher of Re & Geography