Geography Curriculum Information

Geography is taught by an enthusiastic and dedicated team. Students learn about a wide variety of physical, human and environmental geographical themes following the National Curriculum programme of study.

Year 7

  1. Atlas skills: Countries and continents; regions; latitude and longitude.
  2. Coats: Coastal processes and management.
  3. Map skills and the British Isles: Symbols; grid references; direction; scale; the physical and human Geography of the British Isles.
  4. Ecosystems: Rainforests and Polar regions
  5. Development Dynamics: Why countries are considered more or less developed; issues facing less developed countries such as rural-urban migration and shanty towns.

Year 8

  1. Global Conflicts: Wars and conflict over resources (land, energy and water)
  2. Natural hazards: The structure of the Earth and tectonic hazards, how they are caused; how humans try to limit the effects
  3. World population: 7 billion and counting; which countries have the most and least people and why?
  4. Weather and climate: Factors affecting our climate; forecasting; climate change.
  5. Rivers and flooding: The River Severn; river landforms; flood management.
  6. Globalisation: Why has globalisation grown?, the role of governments and TNCs and the positives and negatives of globalisation.

Year 9

Emerging economies

  1. Brazil: A study of the physical and human geography of Brazil and why and how it has become an emerging economy.
  2. India: A study of the physical and human geography of the India and why and how it has become an emerging economy.
  3. China: A study of the physical and human geography of the China and why and how it has become an emerging economy.

Global Geographical issues

  1. Hazardous Earth: The global circulation of the atmosphere, detailed study of tropical cyclones and a detailed study of tectonic activity
  2. Development dynamics: Looking at the scale of global inequality and how it can be reduced, factors that hinder development and a detailed study of one emerging country.