Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers ask where things are located on the surface of the Earth, why they are located where they are, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment. Geography is also a combination of a range of skills that allow students to become more rounded individuals. Geography requires a combination of social and scientific minds to combine a wide range of skills from; Maths, Science, Religious Studies and History, resulting in a high-quality GCSE that shows a robust character.


Whilst studying GCSE Geography you will:

  • Learn about what’s happening in the world around you right now, and in the future.
  • Explore on field trips with your classmates in a rural and an urban setting.
  • Develop skills including the ability to discuss and debate large scale problems (e.g. global warming, poverty, pollution, water shortages and natural hazards).
  • Gain a sense of environmental responsibility.

Pupils learn to appreciate the complexity of our world and the diversity of its environments, economies and cultures. Through Geography, pupils develop an understanding of the global political issues that occur between countries, cultures, cities and their hinterlands, between regions and within countries.

Curriculum Overview: Geograpgy
Year 7 Year 8
  • Map and Atlas Skills
  • Physical Landscapes of the UK – Coastal landscapes with a study of Morecambe’s past, present and future
  • The Living World – Tropical rainforests and cold environments
  • Globalisation, the role of TNC’s, exploitation and Fairtrade
  • Weather and Climate; Weather hazards
  • Geographical enquiry skills and applications
  • Population and migration – China’s One Child Policy, Mexico-USA migration issues and the 2015 European migrant crisis.
  • Environmental issues – Climate Change, drowning in plastic, endangered animals, energy issues and sustainability
  • Tectonic hazards – Earthquakes in Chile and Nepal
  • The Development gap – measures, consequences and closing the development gap. Case study of Kibera in Kenya.
  • River landscapes
  • Geographical skills and applications



Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Urban Issues and Challenges
  • UK Physical Landscapes – Rivers and Coasts
  • The Living World
  • The Challenge of Natural Hazards
  • Fieldwork 1
  • The Changing Economic World
  • Managing Resources – Energy
  • Fieldwork 2
  • Issue Evaluation


Internal Assessments take place every half term

Examination Board: AQA

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Enrichment Offer

​Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model. Weekly after school sessions.