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The main aims of our department are: 

  • To stimulate pupils' interest and curiosity about the world in which they live as part of a lifelong process. 
  • To develop pupils' awareness at local, national and global scales. 
  • To help pupils understand the interrelationships between people and their environments throughout the world. 

    Key Stage 3 

    Year 7 
  • Map skills: directions, distances, symbols, grid references 
  • Our Home Region – Urbanisation: location, land uses, population change 
  • Volcanoes: causes, features, impacts 
  • China: features, daily life, schools comparison 
  • Swains Lane Investigation – Shopping survey 

    Year 8 
  • The World Cup (focus on Russia and Qatar) 
  • Glaciation 
  • Geography of Crime 
  • Rivers & water consumption 
  • Tropical Rainforests 

    Year 9 
  • Development issues: measuring development, commodity dependency, trade 
  • Weather Hazards: Tropical storms, Droughts, Climate Change 
  • Population: changes, density, pyramids, migration 
  • Using GIS: Software, Layering, Uses 


          Year 10 and 11

GCSE Geography Edexcel Syllabus A Edexcel GCSE and GCE 2014 (