Year 7 Geography
1. Global Knowledge – Investigating the location of human and physical places on a range of scales from local to global
2. Map Skills – The study of grid references, direction, latitude and longitude; showing the use of maps in many areas of employment.
3. Weather and Climate – An investigation into the weather at a local scale (microclimates) and on a global scale.
4. Settlements – Explaining how settlements grow due to physical factors and then change over time due to human factors, this includes a field trip to Shepperton.
5. Around the World (Places) – The investigation of a number into countries. Exploring how their physical environment impacts upon culture and the human environment.
Year 8 Geography
1. Primary Activities – Studying the physical and human factors that contribute to the various types of farming across the UK. Investigation, diversification and sustainable development.
2. Rivers – Investigating how rivers change in shape from the source to mouth, through the processes of erosion, transportation and deposition.
3. Population – Studying the pattern of population across the globe and how it has increased over time; due to factors including birth rates, death rates and migration.
4. Glaciation – Exploring how glaciers have shaped our planet and impacted on the location of human settlement and the local economic activities.
5. Developing and Developing Countries – A comparative study of Kenya (LEDC) and Italy (MEDC) drawing on subject knowledge gained during the primary activities and population topics.
Year 9 Geography
1. Development – Investigating the pattern of LEDCs and MEDCs and how development indicators and aid can effect the development of a country.
2. Natural Hazards – Examining the causes and effects of hazards from earthquakes to tsunamis.
3. Natural Environments – To study the distribution of the world's ecosystems including rainforests and coral reefs.
4. Our Environment – Explaining the impact of humans on planet Earth and how to create a sustainable future.
Key Stage 4
Year 10 Geography GCSE
People and Settlements – How and why a country’s population changes over time; including the impacts of migration. Case studies based on how land use changes within cities, and its affect on the provision of retail services in rural and urban communities. This leads to decision making exercises on housing provision.
Rivers and Coasts – The formation of river and coastal landforms. These include waterfalls and barrier beaches created by processes of erosion and deposition. Case studies based on river and coastal flooding leading to decision making exercises on management issues.
Controlled Assessment – 25% of Final GCSE Course.
Questions posed by the exam board are changed on a yearly basis.
Example of a previous question "How natural is the stretch of the River Tillybourne".
This piece of work is carried out based on data collected on a fieldtrip. This is a mixture of taught and exam condition lessons.
Year 11 Geography GCSE
Natural Hazards – Studying the formation of tectonic landforms; volcanoes and earthquakes along with tropical storms and drought. This links to the impact on people and the environment before, during and after these Natural Hazards. Case studies are based on managing the impacts and responses in LEDCs and MEDCs.
Economic Development – How a country’s development is linked to its economic growth, depending on the main type of industry. Studying how much and what type of aid should countries give and receive. Then investigating how multinational companies and globalisation are making the Earth a small place to live. This leads to decision making exercises on global climate change.