Welcome to the Geography Department  Geog 1

The purpose of the Geography curriculum is to inspire a love of learning about the world; equipping pupils with knowledge about natural and human environments, and to develop an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

Pupils will develop Geographical skills in; collecting and analysing data, communicating information and interpretation of a range of sources including; maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).   This will enable pupils to explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Year 7 Geography

My Geography Passport

-A transition unit which allows pupils to demonstrate their Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills and develop their interpretation and use of Geographical information, such as maps and aerial photographs.

Changing China

-A study of the key physical and human characteristics of China.

Extreme environments

-A study of the Earth’s major biomes.

The Middle East

-A study of the key physical and human characteristics of The Middle East

Natural resources


-Water for all

Pupil’s will complete a field study to complement their studies in the classroom.

Year 8 Geography  Y8 Geog
-Risky Places

-A study of risk, plate tectonics and natural hazards such as; earthquakes, volcanoes and tropical storms.

Weather and Climate

-A study of weather and climate features with a field study on the School’s Microclimate.

Population and urbanisation

-A study of population change and the growth of cities.

Amazing Africa

-A study of the key physical and human characteristics of Africa.Y8 Volcanoes pic

Development and earning a living

-A study of the development of countries with an introduction to Geographical theory.

Hello Russia

-A study of the key physical and human characteristics of Russia.

Year 9 Geography

Raging riversY8 Microclimate pic

-A study of the key features of a river drainage basin, pupils conduct a river field study at Cannock Chase.

Cracking coasts

-A study of the processes of weathering, erosion, transport and deposition.

Superpowers- Incredible India

-A study of the key physical and human characteristics of India.

Living World

-A study of the Earth’s major biomes and the interactions with human processes.Y9 River pic

Tectonic and meteorological hazards

-A transition unit in preparation for completing the GCSE course.

GCSE Geography

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Geography B 
Key subject aims:

This specification gives students opportunities to:

  • Develop and extend their knowledge of locations, places, environments and processes, and of different scales, including global; and of social, political and cultural contexts (know geographical material)
  • GCSE Group picGain understanding of the interactions between people and environments, change in places and processes over space and time, and the interrelationship between geographical phenomena at different scales and in different contexts (think like a geographer)

  • Develop and extend their competence in a range of skills, including those used in fieldwork, in using maps, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and in researching secondary evidence, including digital sources; and develop your competence in applying sound enquiry and investigative approaches to questions and hypotheses (study like a geographer) 
  • Apply geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and approaches appropriately and creatively to real-world contexts, including fieldwork, and to contemporary situations and issues, and develop well-evidenced arguments, drawing on their geographical knowledge and understanding (applying geography).

Component 1: Global Geographical Issues

Topic 1: Hazardous Earth - Topic 2: Development dynamics - Topic 3: Challenges of an urbanising world

37.5% 1 hour and 30 minutes exam

Component 2: UK Geographical Issues

Topic 4: The UK’s evolving physical landscape- including sub-topics 4A: Coastal change and conflict and 4B: River processes and pressures

Topic 5: The UK’s evolving human landscape-including a Case Study-Dynamic UK cities

Topic 6: Geographical investigations-Physical and human fieldwork.

37.5% 1 hour and 30 minutes exam

Component 3: People and Environmental Issues-Making Geographical Decisions

Topic 7: People and the Biosphere

 Topic 8: Forests under threat

Topic 9: Consuming energy resources

25% 1 hour and 30 minutes exam


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Entrance Assessment - 12th November 2020

Following a successful appointment only Open Week, our Entrance Assessment for children wishing to join Year 7 in September 2021 will take place on 12th November 2020.

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