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Geography

Geography is the study of the physical features of the earth, its atmosphere, and the relationships between human activity and how it affects their environment. Our students seek to understand where things are found, why they are there, and how they develop and change over time.

Career opportunities from studying Geography:

  • Environmentalist
  • Geologist
  • Disaster and emergency planner
  • Hydrologist
  • Climate change analyst
  • Coastal engineer
  • Travel Consultant

Key Stage 3 (Yr. 7, 8 & 9)

We develop geographical and map skills; look at countries around the world, including China, countries in the Middle East and East Africa as well as the UK, we study physical geography and how we interact with this in units such as ecosystems, coasts, weather and climate change, energy, tectonic hazards, population, and globalisation.

Key Stage 4 (Yr. 10 & 11)

Qualification objectives

  • Travel Consultant
  • Coastal engineer
  • Climate change analyst
  • Hydrologist
  • Disaster and emergency planner
  • Geologist

AQA GCSE Geography offers students an opportunity to explore the world from their classroom, visiting the United Kingdom, low (LICs) and high-income countries (HICs) as well as newly emerging economies (NEEs). They will study a broad range of geographical issues, and challenges and how these affect our world.

They will gain an insight into future challenges through the study of current issues of local, national and global importance. An awareness of humankind’s responsibilities to other people, the environment and the sustainability of the planet. It also provides the opportunity to study the physical geography of different places and environments.

Study of this course will give students of all backgrounds the opportunity to develop:

Physical Geography

Section A: The challenge of natural hazards – tectonic hazards, tropical storms, extreme weather in the UK, climate change.

Section B: The living world – ecosystems, tropical rainforests and either hot deserts or cold environments.

Section C): Physical landscapes in the UK – two of the following units: coastal landscape, river landscapes, glacial landscape.

Human Geography

Section A: Urban issues and challenges

Section B: The changing economic world

Section C: The challenge of resource management with an in-depth study of one of the following: water, energy or food.

There is also a field trip at GCSE level to gather data for Paper 3, which is skills and fieldwork based.


School Resources

We are constantly striving to keep our resources as up-to-date as possible.  We have a wide range of atlases, globes, video clips, maps and IT resources.

Additional Resource Websites

Environmentalist

  • communication skills
  • graphical and cartographical skills
  • technological skills, including ICT and GIS
  • interpersonal skills through debate and discussion and literacy and numeracy skills
  • an awareness of complex interrelationships between, business and the environment, international borders and global economics