Curriculum Overview

A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Year 7

Term 1 and 2

Introducing an Interest in Geography

  • Changing Planet
  • Your Place on the planet
  • Sport
  • Shopping
  • Map Language and Map work
  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Locational Geography
  • Geographical Skills
  • Fieldwork

Term 3 and 4

The Geography of Britain, The Water Cycle and its effects

  • Exploring Britain
  • Rivers
  • Floods
  • Exploring Britain 2
  • Settlements
  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Locational Geography
  • Fieldwork

Term 5 and 6

Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes and Earthquakes

  • Volcanoes and Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes and Earthquakes 2
  • Physical Geography
  • Locational Geography

Year 8

Term 1 and 2

Population, Coastal Features and The Geography of Crime

  • Populations
  • London your capital city
  • Coasts
  • Crime
  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Locational Geography
  • Geographical Skills
  • Fieldwork

Term 3 and 4

Weather and Climate, Non-renewable and Renewable Energy

  • Weather and Climate
  • Weather and Climate 2
  • Where should we get our energy?
  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Locational Geography
  • Geographical Skills
  • Fieldwork

Term 5 and 6

A Country Study: Brazil, Ecosystems and Biomes of the World, Global Warming

  • Brazil Study
  • Ecosystems
  • Our warming planet
  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Locational Geography

Year 9

Term 1 and 2

Global Development Issues, The Geography of the Fashion Industries, Development and International Economics

  • Development
  • Global Fashion
  • Our World in 2030
  • Human Geography
  • Locational Geography
  • Geographical Skills

Term 3 and 4

Ethics and International Trade, The Natural Value and Preservation of The Oceans

  • Coffee and Fairtrade
  • The Ocean
  • A County Study: USA
  • Locational Geography
  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Geographical Skills

Term 5 and 6

The Implications of Tourism, A Country Study: China

  • Tourism
  • Close-up on China
  • Locational Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Physical Geography
  • Geographical Skills

Geography