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Geography

The Geography Curriculum provides students with the opportunity to explore the world and their role within it using social, economic, environmental, and political perspectives. In order to understand the complex relationships between society, nature and the physical world, students study a variety of topics through a series of reoccurring themes; physical geography, social and economic change, climate and biomes, population and demographics and sustainable development.

Geography promotes curiosity, creativity and critical thinking to enable students to explore and examine global issues, to recognise the role of physical processes and human actions on people and place and to investigate the possibilities and limitations of solutions. Through the study of geography students are equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills to assist them in becoming responsible, global citizens.

Course overview

Years 7-9  

Students explore the key concepts of change, global interactions, systems and time, place and space through topics such as: 

  • The sustainable development goals 
  • Global Issues - climate change and resource consumption 
  • Demographic change and urbanisation
  • Power and conflict  

Years 10 & 11 (GCSE)

  • Natural Hazards – Weather, Climate and Tectonic 
  • Living World – Cold Environments and the Tropical Rainforests 
  • Physical Landscape – Coasts and Rivers 
  • Economic Change – UK and Nigeria 
  • Urban Challenges – London and Lagos 
  • Resource Consumption 
 

Co-curricular opportunities

  • Years 7-9  – Local fieldwork  
  • GCSE – Coastal fieldwork, urban fieldwork 
  • IB Diploma – Coastal fieldwork 
  • Biennial trip to Iceland 
  • Student-led Eco Club