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Geography Our Year 9-11 Geography curriculum


Curriculum Intent

We follow the AQA GCSE Geography specification which enables a variety of teaching and learning approaches. This exciting and relevant course studies geography in a balanced framework of physical and human themes and investigates the link between them.

Geography stimulates a sense of wonder about the world:
Geography students are better able to make sense of a complex and changing world and their place in it. In geography, students have the opportunity to:
• build on and expand their personal experiences of natural and cultural environments
• explore real and relevant contemporary contexts
• think spatially – explore the ways in which features are arranged on the earth’s surface
• look at the processes that shape our world
• undertake fieldwork investigations in different locations outside the classroom
• develop an awareness of the connections between people and places
• participate in informed responsible action in relation to geographic issues that affect them

Geography inspires students to help shape a better future:
By studying geography, students are able to recognise the responsibilities they have in relation to other people, the environment, and the long-term sustainability of the planet. Geography encourages students to think critically as they:
• investigate contemporary geographic issues and consider possible solutions
• explore the various perspectives of different groups of people
• investigate important issues of relevance to the United Kingdom and the wider world

Geography equips students with skills for the future:
The study of Geography enables students to become active, responsible and informed citizens able to evaluate the opinions of others and express their own ideas and arguments. This forms a basis for active participation in community life, a commitment to sustainability, the creation of a just society, and the promotion of intercultural understanding and lifelong learning. The skills and capabilities developed through geographical study can be applied to further education, work and everyday life.

GCSE Specifications

There is a link to the full Geography GCSE specification below:

Our full Geography curriculum intent, implementation and impact document can be found by clicking here.