Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future’
Michael Palin, President of the Royal Geographical Society, 2009-2011.

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Acting Head of Geography Mr P Hobbs
Teacher of Geography Ms Y Mason
Teacher of Geography/RPS Mr J Masvikeni

CURRICULUM

KS3

All students study geography for 3 hours each two-week cycle. The department has developed a curriculum which studies issues that are relevant to student’s lives and interests; for example, plate tectonics, migration, tropical rainforests, India and Thailand. The curriculum is set with guidance from the National Curriculum and prepares students for the topics they will study at GCSE and A Level.

Year 7 Geography Curriculum Plan - Autumn Term
Year 7 Geography Curriculum Plan - Spring Term
Year 7 Geography Curriculum Plan - Summer Term

Year 8 Geography Curriculum Plan - Autumn Term
Year 8 Geography Curriculum Plan - Spring Term
Year 8 Geography Curriculum Plan - Summer Term

Year 9 Geography Curriculum Plan - Autumn Term
Year 9 Geography Curriculum Plan - Spring Term
Year 9 Geography Curriculum Plan - Summer Term

KS4

Both Year 10 and 11 cover a contemporary course that addresses issues facing today’s world.

Year 10 and 11 follow the AQA specification which covers a range of topics, for example, tropical rainforests, glaciation, development, hot deserts and urbanisation. Homework is set to extend learning and develop exam techniques and confidence. Assessments are all based on papers provided by AQA.

All GCSE geography students are required to take part in a fieldwork trip to Cromer where students will collect data examining coastal management and tourism in coastal towns.

Year 10 Geography Curriculum Plan - Autumn Term
Year 10 Geography Curriculum Plan - Spring Term
Year 10 Geography Curriculum Plan - Summer Term

Year 11 Geography Curriculum Plan - Autumn Term
Year 11 Geography Curriculum Plan - Spring Term
 

KS5

Students at A Level follow the AQA specification which covers a range of topical subjects such as, hazards, global systems and governance, coasts and changing places. Students have an additional independent study hour dedicated to geography. Homework is set to extend learning and develop exam techniques and confidence. Assessments are all based on papers provided by AQA.

All A Level geography students are required to take part in two fieldwork trips to Cromer and London where students collect data for the coursework.

Year 12 Human Geography Curriculum Plan - Autumn Term
Year 12 Human Geography Curriculum Plan - Spring and Summer Term

Year 12 Physical Geography Curriculum Plan - Autumn and Spring 1 Term
Year 12 Physical Geography Curriculum Plan - Spring 2 and Summer Term

Year 13 Human Geography Curriculum Plan - Autumn Term
Year 13 Human Geography Curriculum Map - Spring Term

Year 13 Physical Geography Curriculum Plan - Autumn Term
Year 13 Physical Geography Curriculum Plan - Spring Term

USEFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES

FAQs

Is Fieldwork Compulsory?

Educational visits which enable students to collect data and to practice fieldwork techniques for GCSE and A Level courses are necessary and part of the course. Therefore, all GCSE and A Level Geography students are expected to attend these trips.