Students of this subject examine how people interact with the environment that surrounds them.

Many of the skills developed in the study of this subject are valuable and transferable, eg map reading, data handling and problem solving.

Fieldwork plays an important role in Geography and our students have many exciting opportunities to study their local environment and to visit places further afield eg Castleton Caves in the Peak District.

Key Stage 3

In Year 7 some of the topics students will cover include transport, map skills, global consumption and flooding. Year 8s examine coasts, the EU and our disappearing world. In Year 9 students will take a closer look at Africa and China, Limestone landscapes, conflict and the frozen world.

Key Stage 4

GCSE students will complete two exams and a controlled assessment. Areas of study in Years 10 and 11 include:

  • Population growth and migration
  • Changing urban environments in LEDCs and MEDCs
  • The importance of tourism to different countries and the future of sustainable tourism
  • The physical forces that shape our planet
  • Rivers, lakes, flooding and water management
  • Ecosystems on a local and global scale.