‘Geography is a subject which holds the key to our future’ Michael Palin

‘The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.Barak Obama

Learn how geographical processes shape our world and what the future may hold for us as human beings. Explore the power of our planet and the impact of our behaviour on the local , national and global environment.

Key Stage 3

Students of geography at Key Stage 3 establish a firm foundation of physical and human geography to develop an understanding of the world around them, its environments, places near and far, and the processes that create and affect them. Students study local, national and international topics to give them a grounding in their knowledge of the differences and dynamics in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world, and the links between them.

Key Stage 4 Geography

Year 10 is the start of the 2 year GCSE course. Our curriculum is specifically tailored to ensure our students achieve their full potential in examinations set by AQA. Click here to see the exam board’s website.

Paper 1 – Living with the physical world – 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Natural hazards (tropical storms and tectonic hazards)
  • Living world (hot and cold ecosystems)
  • Physical landscapes of the UK (coasts and rivers)

Paper 2 – Challenges in the human environment – 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Urban issues and challenges (Liverpool and Rio)
  • The changing economic world (Nigeria)
  • Challenge of resource management (Energy)

Paper 3  – Geographical applications – 1 hour 15 minutes

Pre-released material and fieldwork.

British Values, SMSC and Cultural Capital

From Liverpool One to the volcanoes of Iceland, Geography has our students going places!

The study of Geography naturally lends itself to a voyage of discovery, what it truly means to be British and how cultural diversity should be celebrated. Ethical and moral issues are intertwined through the curriculum, such as, the emergence of China as a pre-eminent Superpower and Britain’s future relationship with them. Students develop a keen awareness of different cultures on a global and local scale. Students are encouraged to become socially responsible citizens and consider the implications of climate change.