Year 7

Autumn Term:

Pupils will study:

Maps Skills. Within this module pupils will learn the skills of using and interpreting a range of maps.

Grid references: Pupils will develop geographical skills by interpreting and creating maps using grid references.


Spring Term:  

Pupils will study:

ICT based learning: Ordinance Survey maps, GPS and Google Earth exploration.

(Pupils will learn how to use technology in a range of formats to navigate and investigate local and global environments)

Map Skills: Pupils will gain further knowledge of countries, continents and oceans through our ’80 days around the world’ topic. Consolidation of functional skills such as map reading and ICT map technology


Summer Term:

Pupils will study the topic of ‘Settlements’ that develop their investigative skills and geographical vocabulary.

 The topic covers four key areas:

·         Urban and Rural differences

·         Suburban life

·         Settlements - changing environments over time.

·         Positive and negative impact of changing human environments


Year 8

Autumn Term

Pupils study two Physical Geography topics;

·         Weather: Within this module pupils will learn about the processes involved in weather formation, impacts and features of a range of weather forms.  


·         Landscapes: Within this module pupils learn how to identify different types of landscapes and landscape features. With this pupils will gain knowledge and understanding of weathering, erosion, climate and landforms.


Spring Term

Pupils study two topics:

Physical Geography: River processes and formations

Pupils will learn about river processes and formations including waterfalls, gorges and deltas. 

Ecosystems Creative project: The Amazon rainforest

Through classroom and fieldwork activities, pupils will study tropical rain-forests and be able to identify and describe wildlife and how/why the rainforest is changing.


Summer Term

Pupils will learn about two connecting topics;

Climate Change

Pupils will encounter theories and records that highlight the importance of recognising climate change

Extreme Environments

Pupils will investigate a range of extreme environments and consider how people live and survive in the most dangerous places on Earth. 


Year 9 GCSE

Pupils follow the Edexcel GCSE Foundation examination 2016-2019

Section A: The evolving physical landscape

Section B: The evolving human landscape

Section C: Geographical investigations

2016-17 (Year one of three)


Autumn Term:

Topic 1- The Dynamic Planet

An understanding of the global circulation of the atmosphere and changing climate.

The formation and impacts of extreme weather hazards (tropical cyclones) and tectonic hazards


Spring Term:

 Topic 8 – Human development

Global inequality: Social and economic inequality in developed and developing worlds.       

Sustainable Cities: Case Studies: Philippines: Megacity and China – Emerging Countries


Summer Term:

Topic 4: Physical Geography

The UK’s evolving physical landscape

·         4A: Coastal change and conflict

·         4B: River processes and pressures.