KS3 Topics

Topics studied at KS3 from September 2016:

Year 7

Geographical Skills
Fantastic Places
Impossible Places

Year 8

Who wants to live forever?
Climate and extreme weather
Restless Earth


GCSE year 9 - 11

AQA course

The examination offered in KS4 is the AQA Geography GCSE in which students study the following:

Living with the Physical Environment

Challenges in the Human Environment

Geographical Applications

  1. Natural Hazards  (volcanoes/ earthquakes/extreme weather/global warming)
  2. The Living World (tropical rainforests/hot deserts)
  3. Physical Landscapes of the UK (coastal and river environments)
  1. Urban Challenges (global patterns and sustainable urban futures)
  2. The Changing Economic World (closing the development gap and differences in economic development)
  3. The Challenge of Resource Management (challenge of resources in the UK and globally with regards to either food or energy)
  1. Issue Evaluation (this is using pre-release material from the exam board)
  2. Fieldwork (to look at two contrasting geographical environments)


Students will participate in a fieldwork trip as part of the GCSE course.

Helping Your Child With Homework

One way of helping students at home, for all subjects in Humanities, would be for parents to encourage their children to read, listen to or watch the daily news.