Geography

Geography is a dynamic and interesting subject studied by all students in Year 7 and 8 and is offered as an optional course to GCSE and A-Level.

Lower School (Years 7 and 8)

Students study a range of physical and human geography topics as well as improving their global geographical knowledge. In addition to covering the topics outlined below, students are strongly encouraged to develop outstanding study habits and learn about the different countries and regions of the world through regular tests of their locational knowledge. Topics include:

  • Introduction to Geographical Skills
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Weather & Climate
  • Glaciation
  • Settlement
  • Rivers
  • Coasts
GCSE (Years 9, 10 and 11)

At GCSE there is a much stronger emphasis on developing Geographic skills, including mathematical and language skills used in Geography, fieldwork and specific exam skills. As well as broadening the general skill-base of the students to enhance their lifelong learning, this will help develop techniques to tackle the range of questions they may face in the GCSE exam.

GCSE Geography is taught as a three-year programme. The GCSE course incorporates two pieces of fieldwork one relating to Physical Geography and one to Human Geography, however, students are not required to write these up as coursework, but instead complete the Paper 3 examination on Geographical Skills.  

GCSE Geography AQA Website: AQA GCSE Geography 1-9 Specification

A-Level (Years 12 and 13)

A-Level Geography continues from GCSE, but with physical and human Geography lessons split, and taught independently.

We follow the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) IGCE A-Level

Please Note: That there is no coursework component in the IGCE A-Level.