Geography is, in the broadest sense, an education for life and for living.

Learning through geography helps us all to be more socially and environmentally sensitive, better informed, and more responsible as citizens and employees.

Geography informs us about: the places and communities in which we live and work; our natural environments; the interconnections of the world; how and why the world is changing and the choices we make - to name a few.

What will I study?

Year 7

  • Local studies (Understanding our local area, Leeds, The Yorkshire Coast)
  • London

Year 8

  • Country studies (Brazil, Haiti, Iceland)
  • India

Year 9

  • Fragile ecosystems
  • Geography of crime
  • Globalisation
  • Contested borders

Year 10 and 11

  • Natural hazards (Tectonic hazards, weather hazards, climate change)
  • The living world (Ecosystems, tropical rainforests, cold environments)
  • Physical landscapes in the UK (Coastal environments, glacial environments)
  • Urban issues and challenges (The urban world, urban change, urban sustainability)
  • The changing economic world (The development gap, Nigeria, the changing UK economy)
  • The challenge of resource management (Food, water, energy)
  • Geographical applications and skills (Issue evaluation, fieldwork, geographical skills)

How will I be assessed?

GCSE Exam Board: AQA
  • 3 examinations
  • Fieldwork
  • Two-day field trips to Hornsea and Leeds

What else can I get involved in?

For information on all our enrichment opportunities, please see our enrichment programme here.

What career could I have with a qualification in Geography?

Courses you could study at university include:

  • Archaeology
  • Economics
  • Forensic Science
  • Geography
  • Marine and Ocean Sciences

Careers which require a Geography qualification include:

  • Cartographer
  • Commercial Surveyor
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Geographical Information Systems Officer
  • Planning and Development Surveyor
  • Town Planner