* Geography *


The Geography IIII Document (update2023-24).pdfWelcome to the Geography Department. In simple terms, geography is the study of where places are, what they are like, what life is like in them, and how and why they are changing.

The study of Geography enables students to enjoy learning about people and their societies, economies, cultures and the environment.  

By the time a student has completed their GCSE they will understand why our human and physical environments and landscapes appear as they are, how they form and operate, and how they inter-relate at various scales as well as understanding about differences and inequalities within the human world, especially the economic, social and political causes of inequality and economic development. 

Students learn and develop a wide range of transferable skills which are integral to their employability including: 

  • Intellectual skills, such as critically evaluating theories and judging evidence in order to make informed decisions and to develop reasoned arguments. 
  • Research skills, such as using a range of technical methods for the collection and analysis of spatial and environmental data, and undertaking fieldwork. 
  • Transferable skills, such as teamwork, problem solving, IT skills, communication skills (presentation, writing, debating) 
  • Personal attributes, such as time-management, development of responsibility, coping with uncertainty, self-reflection, motivation, flexibility and creativity. 

The exciting KS3 and GCSE course is based on a balanced framework of physical and human geography. It allows students to investigate the link between the two themes, and approach and examine the battles between the man-made and natural worlds. Students who complete the course will have the skills and experience to progress onto A-level and beyond. 

We believe that Geography helps to provoke and answer questions about the natural and human worlds, encouraging students to develop a greater understanding of their world and their place in it. It helps to develop a range of investigation and problem-solving skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can be used to promote students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.  

Geography is, by nature an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in students a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote students’ interest and understanding about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. 






Exam Board: AQA

Mr G Godwin, Head of Geography

Mr I Jones



Geographers develop a number of learning skills while they study a wide range of physical and human topics. Detailed information on the syllabus for years seven, eight and nine can be found elsewhere on this site.