Geography

In Humanities, our intention is to provide our students with the tools they need to explore the world and their place within it.  Through the study of challenging and diverse geography, history and religion, our students will be encouraged to become analytical citizens who can question human motivation and society with skill and confidence. 

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3 geography students study a wide range of human and physical topics, which aim to give them a deep understanding of key geographical concepts. The content studied also prepares students for the demands of GCSE geography. Underpinning our geography curriculum are the following key concepts: 

  • Locational knowledge 
  • Place knowledge 
  • Human and physical geography 
  • Geographical skills & fieldwork

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 geography, students will build upon the knowledge and skills developed at key stage 3 through a sequence of challenging lessons which will effectively prepare them for GCSE assessment at the end of Year 11. The course will:  

  • Explore case studies in the United Kingdom, higher income countries, newly emerging economies and lower income countries.  
  • The study of topics such as climate change, poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use.  
  • Students are also encouraged to understand their role in society, by considering different viewpoints, values and attitudes.