"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page"

David McCullough


The study of geography encourages an interest in and a sense of wonder about different places whilst helping students make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. Geography explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on students' own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global.

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Year 7 Weather Hazards & Climate Change Resources Management Ecosystems, Biodiversity management
Year 8 Changing Cities
Case Study of a major UK city
Case Study of a major city elsewhere in the world
Overview of UK's physical landscape
River landscapes & processes
Coastal landscapes & processes
Physical investigation: River or coastal landscape
Year 9 Global Development
Case study of global development
Investigations: UK Challanges (e.g. UK resource consumption) Investigations: Fieldwork
Human investigationb: Inner urban or rural settlement
Year 10 Living with the physical environment Living with the physical environment Challenges in the human environment
Year 11 Challenges in the human environment Geographical Applications Geographical Applications

What qualification will I get?

GCSE Geography

How will I be assessed?

Paper 1 – Living with the physical environment, 1hr 30mins (worth 35% of the GCSE)
Paper 2 – Challenges in the human environment, 1hr 30mins (worth 35% of the GCSE)
Paper 3 – Geographical Applications, 1hr  (worth 30% of the GCSE)

You will need to be hardworking, able to express ideas in extended writing and demonstrate the ability to think analytically and evaluate ideas.  The skills to manage a significant workload and meet deadlines are also essential, while an enquiring mind and enthusiasm are perfect qualities for studying this GCSE course!