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Geography Curriculum Intent 


  • To develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places including their physical and human characteristics and how these provide a context for understanding the actions of processes 

  • To understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world 

  • Are competent in the geographical skills needed to: 

  • collect, investigate and communicate using a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork  

  • understand a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs  

  • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and measurable skills and writing  

Year 7

Year 7 Curriculum Intent

  • To develop knowledge about the world, the UK and their locality
  • To understand basic vocabulary relating to human and physical geography
  • To begin to use geographical skills to enhance locational awareness

Students have 1 geography lesson a week in Year 7.  

Autumn Term 1 Introduction & Local Environment
Autumn Term 2


Spring Term 1

Exploring the UK

Spring Term 2

Investigating Rivers & Flooding

Summer Term 1

Countries of the World

Summer Term 2

Map Skills


Year 8 & 9

Students in Years 8 and 9 have one lesson a week.   

The aim of geography in yea 8 & 9 is to:

  • Extend locational knowledge and spatial awareness of the world’s countries  
  • Understand geographical similarities, differences and links between places 
  • Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world 
Cycle 1 Topic
Autumn 1 Antarctica
Autumn 2 Plate Tectonics
Spring  Japan
Summer 1 Weather & Climate
Summer 2 Global Warming & Climate Change


Cycle 2 Topic
Autumn 1 Rainforests
Autumn 2 Italy
Spring Fair Trade & Development
Summer 1 Europe and Tourism
Summer 2 Population & Migration


Year 10 & 11

QUALIFICATION: OCR Entry Level Certificate in Geography 

Some of the students in Year 10 and 11 will be following the Entry Level qualification. This course encourages learners to ‘think like Geographers’ through an enquiry approach.  Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop their knowledge of locations, places and environments
  • Gain understanding of the connections between people and environments, and change in places over time
  • Develop a range of skills including those used in fieldwork
  • Apply geographical knowledge and understanding to real world contexts


Year 10 Topic
Autumn 1 Plate Tectonics
Autumn 2 Plate Tectonics & Flooding
Spring 1 Flooding
Spring 2 How is the UK changing?
Summer 1 How is the World changing?
Summer 2 Rainforests


Year 11 Topic
Autumn 1 Rainforests & Resources
Autumn 2 Resources
Spring 1 Personal Project
Spring 2 Fieldwork and Personal Project
Summer 1 Dynamic World Revision & Test
Summer 2 Country Study


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