Geography

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 (Craven, Leeds, Southampton)

Year 8

  • Country studies (Brazil, Haiti, Iceland)

Year 9

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

Year 10 & 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 career could I have with a qualification in Geography?

What can I study with a Geography qualification?

Courses you could study at university include:
  • Archaeology
  • Economics
  • Forensic Science
  • Geography
  • Marine and Ocean Sciences

What career could I have with a Geography qualification?

Careers which require an Geography qualification include:
  • Cartographer
  • Commercial Surveyor
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Geographical Information Systems Officer
  • Planning and Development Surveyor
  • Town Planner

Remote Learning

When the school has to close during term time or when we have students who have ‘enforced absences’ (for example who are shielding or self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic), we provide work to ensure that learning continues. 

While at home you will be set work in line with your normal timetable in school.

Please check the Google Classroom for your class and access learning materials and complete any work that has been posted there. If there is no specific work for you there, then you should access the work linked below during your lessons, while at home.

Year 7