Welcome to Geography

In the Geography department we are passionate about our subject and we strive to create exciting, imaginative and inspiring experiences that support students in their Geographical learning. The study of Geography is a diverse and thrilling experience which is vital to young people today. It allows students to develop an excellent understanding of a wide range of factors which have shaped the world today, while also supporting a greater understanding of the world we live in today and developing empathy and understanding of the greater global community.


Mr S A Thomas – Head of Humanities
Mrs K Fowler – Teacher of Geography
Ms R May – Teacher of Geography
Mr D Taylor – Teacher of Geography

Key Stage 3

The Geography course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the AQA GCSE (9-1) Geography course in Key Stage 4. Students cover a wide range of subjects which build the foundation for learning needed for a successful GCSE course such as key Geographical skills, and key themes in physical and human Geography. Students will also begin to practise the vital exam skills which are needed in the GCSE course such as questions which ask students to make an informed choice about a topic and justify their answer.


If you would like further information about the topics or themes for this course please contact:
Mr Thomas (Head of Humanities)

Key Stage 4
AQA GCSE (9-1) Geography

Living with the physical environment

• 3.1.1 Section A: The challenge of natural hazards
• 3.1.2 Section B: The living world
• 3.1.3 Section C: Physical landscapes in the UK

Challenges in the human environment

• 3.2.1 Section A: Urban issues and challenges
• 3.2.2 Section B: The changing economic world
• 3.2.3 Section C: The challenge of resource management

Geographical applications

• 3.3.1 Section A: Issue evaluation
• 3.3.2 Section B: Fieldwork

Geographical skills

• 3.4 Geographical skills


Please visit the AQA Website for further information.
If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact:

Mr Thomas (Head of Humanities)

Enrichment Opportunities for Geography
Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet" for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.