Key Stage 3: Years 7 and 8

Geography stimulates and inspires pupil’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. It equips 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 frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

The topics covered in year 7 are; (Geog.1)
Unit 1 It’s your planet
Unit 2 Maps and mapping
Unit 3 About the UK
Unit 4 Glaciers
Unit 5 Rivers
Unit 6 Africa
Unit 7 In the horn of AfricaThe topics covered in year 8 are; (Geog.2)
Unit 1 Using GIS
Unit 2 Population
Unit 3 Urbanisation
Unit 4 Coasts
Unit 5 Weather and Climate
Unit 6 Our warming planet
Unit 7 Asia
Unit 8 Southwest China

Key Stage 4: Years 9,10 and 11

The topics covered in year 9 are;
Unit 1 Global Hazards
Unit 2 Climate Change
Unit 3 Distinctive Landscapes
Rivers FieldworkThe topics covered in year 10 are;
Unit 4 Sustaining Ecosystems
Unit 5 Urban Futures
Unit 6 Dynamic Development
Unit 7 UK in the 21st Century

The topics covered in year 11 are;
Urban Fieldwork
Unit 8 Resource Reliance
Component 3 Decision making exercises

GCSE Specification: OCR B, Spec No. J384

Careers using Geography;

Students who study GCSE, Higher Education, and Degree level Geography have many opportunities and future careers in which geographical understanding, skills and knowledge are vital.  With a world increasing in population and an ever-changing environment, there are many careers and jobs that our students will be employed in, in the future.

The study of human, physical and environmental geography equips our students with knowledge to be leaders in the fields of; research, education, climate change, energy, construction, planning, landscaping, logistics, tourism, politics, sustainability, aid, development, armed forces and many more.   The ever-changing nature of our
world means that an understanding of geographical issues is vital in tackling many global issues.