Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 5

Key Stage 3

The Geography curriculum at Key Stage 3 has a number of objectives


  • ·        Developing Pupils as individuals
  • ·        Developing Pupils as contributors to society
  • ·        Developing Pupils as contributors to the economy and the environment


In each Year Group these objectives will be delivered through a variety of topics


Year 8

Topic 1            What is Geography?/ Our World

Topic 2            Atlas/Map Work

Topic 3            Weather and Microclimate

Topic 4            The Water Cycle

Topic 5            Volcanoes


Year 9

Topic 1            The British Isles

Topic 2            Settlement

Topic 3            Geomorphology-Weathering and Erosion

Topic 4            Rivers, Waterfalls and Flooding

Topic 5            Environmental Issues


Year 10

Topic 1            European Union

Topic 2            Earthquakes

Topic 3            Climate of the British Isles

Topic 4            How does it rain?

Topic 5            Depressions

Topic 6            Anticyclones

Topic 7            Tourism

Topic 8            Population

Key Stage 4

In GCSE Geography the CCEA syllabus is followed. Geography is a unitised subject which means pupils have the opportunity to sit one examination module in Year 11 and in Year 12 we complete controlled assessment with another examination unit.


Unit 1          Understanding of our Natural World

Unit 2          Living in our World

Unit 3          Controlled Assessment


Method of Assessment

  1. 2 written examinations      

Paper I (completed in June - Yr 11)     = 37.5%

            Paper II(completed in June - Yr 12)     = 37.5%


  1. Controlled Assessment= 25%


Level of Entry available

GCSE Higher and Foundation Level

Key Stage 5

A level

Progression from GCSE Geography leads to to A-level Geography, Environmental Technology and Applied Science.  In addition, it provides a basis for those seeking employment in a wide range of jobs within management, administration, marketing and finance.




Transferable skills developed include

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Management and analytical skills
  • Spatial, social and environmental awareness
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