Students at KS3 follow a varied and engaging curriculum in Years 7-9 and as a result the numbers that opt to continue their studies to GCSE level are high. Students are given the opportunity to experience both human physical and human Geography at local, regional and global scales using a range of teaching styles.

Students are given the opportunity to study the following topics:

Year 7 Topics

Small worlds – Local to global scale 

  1. Our fantastic world
  2. Changing places
  3. What happens where the land meets the sea?
  4. Population and settlements in the UK
  5. What is an economy, from local to global?
  6. Weather and climate

Year 8 Topics

Contrasting worlds – opportunities and challenges 

  1. Why are rivers so important?
  2. 7 billion and counting…
  3. Why is the Middle East an important region?
  4. Megacities?
  5. How does ice change the world we live in?
  6. Why are some countries more developed than others?

Year 9 Topics

Linked worlds – not a ‘single story’ 

  1. Climate breakdown – what is the future for the planet?
  2. Africa – a continent of opportunities and challenges?
  3. Haiti – Hazards – multi hazards environments
  4. GCSE unit – The Living world


All the members of the department believe in the inclusion of fieldwork in the Geography curriculum. It is our belief that students gain a huge amount from fieldwork- not just the Geographical learning, but also personal development as many of the activities require teamwork and interaction with the public in activities such as questionnaires.


Year 7 – local area/ school grounds enquiry – Changing Places

Year 8 – Infiltration enquiry – Why are rivers so important?

Year 9 – biome enquiry (GCSE)