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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 our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. 

Barrack Obama

Key Stage 3

The topics we study will have relevance to issues our students will come across every day. These include:

  • the use of maps
  • the causes and impact of natural hazards
  • the coastline and its threats
  • the study of eco-climates such as Antarctica and the rainforest 
  • economic geography
  • climate change
  • the population of China.

Assessment is built into each topic and will include assessing the students' use of statistical information, extended essay writing or simple factual recall.

Key Stage 4 Options Information

Exam board: Edexcel A
Qualification: GCSE in Geography
Specification: Edexcel A GCSE in Geography


You will have 3 papers to sit:

- Papers 1 and 2 are the knowledge and application papers.

They focus on physical and human geography.

- Paper 3 is the fieldwork paper.

Students are required to undertake one day of fieldwork in a human environment and one day of fieldwork in a physical environment. They are then examined on this in this paper.

Who is the course for?

This course would suit students who are interested in understanding the world we live in. There is a particular focus on the way in which people impact the environment.

Geography would suit someone who is happy to ask lots of questions and find the answers, and who is interested in teamwork and social awareness.

A lot of emphasis is placed on using data to make decisions and undertaking statistical testing.

What will I do on the course?

You will study a range of physical and human Geography topics including river and coastal processes and landforms, weather hazards and climate change, ecosystems, and social and economic development issues.

Content will be based both on the UK and further afield.

Field trips are an important part of the course and all students are required by the exam board to complete 2 days in the field. We will visit an urban area and a coastal area.