Geography is the study of man and his environment. It is the inter-relationship between societies and the environment we live and how it all changes over a period of time.
Geography has become more relevant and the knowledge we gain equips us with valuable skills that are attractive for future employers.
Geography will equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources, natural and human environment, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environment.
The geographical knowledge, understanding and skills that pupils will learn will help them to explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
The national curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
- understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
- are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
- through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
Key Stage 3:
|(11 week cycle)||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9 (Edexcel B) Integrated approach|
(Intro + Baseline Test)
1 Hazardous Earth EQ3
2 Development Dynamics EQ2
|2||Urbanisation||UK, Weather and Climate||
8 Forests under threat
|Kenya & Africa||Gambia||
2 Development Dynamics EQ1
GCSE Past Papers
Unit 3 Making Geographical Decisions Revision materials CLICK HERE
GCSE Geography Home Page
A revision site for the Edexcel Geography B Course.
GCSE Geography Key Words
Interactive key words revision tools.
Acland Burghley School Geography Page
Various resources for the GCSE Geography Course.
How to support your child’s learning at home
- Make sure that you monitor your child`s exercise books.
- Pupils must make sure that they write their homework in the planner
- Keywords in Geography are very important. Help them learn the spellings.
- Always ask your child about the topic they are doing in class.
- Create time to watch Geography programmes with your child to increase their geographical knowledge.
- Also watch the news with your child and try to discuss current issues.
- Pupils are encouraged to complete extra research to stimulate their interest which will help them to make progress.
The websites listed below are useful to all pupils studying geography.
Useful for information when studying weather and climate.