Curriculum Information for Geography

Staff Role
Mr Derek Roodenburg CT
Mr Nathan Moorby CT
Mr Gareth Johnstone Head of Humanities

Unique Selling Point:

We believe that a  high-quality geography education should inspire in our students a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Our Geography Department wants to equip students with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. We want them to leave with geographical knowledge, understanding and skills that provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

To do this we believe students should go out and explore the world around them. Fieldtrips are an excellent way to do this and we strive to provide opportunities at KS3 and KS4.

Keystage 3

Brief overview; New Key Stage 3 National Curriculum, AfL, homework, literacy (keywords):


Term 1 topic

Term 2 topic

Term 3 topic


It’s your planet

Maps & mapping


Weather & Climate

Global warming



Horn of Africa


Earning a living


Glaciers, rocks & soil



Restless Planet


Earth’s resources


Asia & China

Middle East

Keystage 4

Brief overview; examination board, syllabus, assessment criteria, homework

Exam Board: AQA

Syllabus: A


Paper 1: Living with the physical environment 1hr 30 - 35%

Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment 1hr 30 – 35%

Paper 3: Geographical applications 1hr 15 – 30%


Term 1 topic

Term 2 topic

Term 3 topic


River Landscapes

Glacial Landscapes

Resource Management

Natural Hazards

Urban Issues

Geographical Applications


Hot Deserts

Tropical Rainforests


Economic World

Climate change

Extreme weather



Student at a glance:


Additional information:

Extra-curricular activities

Revision guides:

CGP recommended and available from department

Textbooks are made by Oxford University Press

Useful website/ weblinks: Mapping (Gen) Photo sharing linked to UK and Ireland map references (Gen) Photo sharing (Gen) The Redbridge Council website (Gen) Transport for London website (Geo) Good geography resources website (Rev) BBC revision site (Geo) Good test yourself games (Wycombe High School - good geography site - click on the site’s menu) (Geo) General geography ideas (Geo and Rev) Its name says it all (Geo - the new site for Volcano World) (Geo) The website of the Royal Geographical Society (Geo) Website of the Geographical Association (Geo) Website aimed at Key Stage 3 students (Rev and Geo) Website aimed at GCSE and ‘A’ Level (Geo) Another school website - Kay’s Geography Pages (Rev) Aimed at ‘A’ Level students (Geo) Geography resources (Geography at theMovies)(Geo) Very popular for learning ideas.