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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 (I Love London): location, land uses, weather, population change
  • Volcanoes: causes, features, impacts
  • China: features, daily life, schools comparison
  • UK weather: patterns, extreme weather

Year 8

  • The World Cup (focus on Russia and Qatar)
  • Glaciation
  • Geography of Crime
  • Water (Rivers and Flooding)
  • Tourism = individual study

Year 9

  • Development issues: measuring development, commodity dependency, trade, aid
  • Natural Hazards: Tropical storms, Quakes (Haiti & Chile) and Tsunamis
  • Population: changes, density, pyramids, migration