Geography studies how people and the environment interact, how people interact with and affect the natural world but also how the natural world affects people, whether by natural disaster or weather and climate.

Geography helps you make sense of the world you live in. Why are there such differences in development between countries? Why is where we live changing? How is the UK and the world changing? What about the future?

At University, Geography can be studied as a science, social science or Arts subject. Geography makes links with most subjects. It helps you see the connections in a complicated world. Geography leads to a wide range of careers as Geography is about problem solving.

The Geography classroom is also the great outdoors. Fieldwork means team work, it means investigating, analysing and drawing conclusions. All are vital and important skills.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overview

Autumn Spring Summer
Year 7 Grammar Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes,
Volcanoes & Tsunamis
Map skills & Globalisation issues

Weather and Climate
Inc Fieldwork in school grounds

Year 7 Broad Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes,
Volcanoes & Tsunamis

Map skills
Weather and Climate

Year 7 STEM Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes,
Volcanoes & Tsunamis

Map skills
Weather and Climate

Year 8 Grammar River processes and flooding issues The Geography and
Rise of China
Coasts: landforms, processes and defences.
Fieldwork investigation in Felixstowe
Year 8 Broad

River processes & flooding issues
The Geography & Rise of China

Coasts: landforms, processes & defences.
Fieldwork investigation in Felixstowe
Year 8 STEM

River processes and flooding issues

The Geography and Rise of China

Year 9 Grammar Global Challenges: Population,
Hunger and Infectious disease
Global Climate change & impact on the UK

Impact of tourism in different countries.
Map skills

Year 9 Broad Global Challenges: Population,
Hunger and Infectious disease

Global Climate change and impact on the UK.
Map skills.

Year 9 STEM Coasts: landforms, processes and defences.
Fieldwork investigation in Felixstowe

Global Challenges: Population & Infectious disease.
Global Climate change and impact on the UK.
Map skills.

Students learning will be assessed by:

Year 7 will initially complete a geographical skills baseline assessment. They will complete an extended writing piece on each theme of earthquake, volcano and tsunami to show understanding and to show ability to evaluate and justify decisions. They will complete an OS map skills test. They will complete a brief fieldwork report on school micro-climate.

Year 8 will complete extended writing pieces on different flood events in High and Low income countries to show understanding but also ability to evaluate and justify solutions. They will complete extended writing on population issues facing China, an evaluation of the air quality challenge in China and the case for and against the 3 Gorges Dam. Year 8 will complete a fieldwork report on Felixstowe’s sea defences and potential regeneration.

Year 9 will complete extended writing on population issues facing India, also a comparative piece on inequality in Mumbai. Students will write an essay on the HIV pandemic. An evaluation of the impact of climate change on the UK. Map skills test.

Key Stage 4 Courses

Students in Years 10 & 11 can study GCSE Geography.

Details of this course is available from the linked resources on this page.

Department Staff

Mr K Alexander Director of Sixth Form Contact
Mr N Bennett Head of Geography Contact
Miss G Forster Assistant Headteacher, Communications Contact
Mr J Hempel Head of Philosophy Contact
Mrs C Kelly Head of Humanities Contact
Mrs S McNeish Teacher of Humanities Contact
Mr J Warburton Teacher of Classics & Latin Contact
Mr M Watkins Teacher of Geography Contact
Mrs H Yapp Deputy Headteacher, Student Support Contact