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The vision of the Geography department is simple: 'Geography takes you places.'

Our Geography department is made up of five dedicated, enthusiastic subject specialists. At KS3, they teach mixed ability groups for three hours a fortnight, and those students who opt to take Geography for GCSE receive five hours of lessons per fortnight, increasing to nine lessons a fortnight for those students who continue their studies at A level.

In their Geography lessons, students are encouraged to rise to the challenge of a learning environment which promotes high expectations, and to become learners who are confident in their ability and knowledge base. They work independently and in groups, and will develop both geographical skills, and the terminology which accompanies them, becoming accomplished and assured geographers.

The department prides itself on its enthusiastic, experienced staff, who are able to offer students both an impressive range of knowledge, and lessons which are engaging and high energy. The topics taught are up to date and include contemporary examples, enabling students to connect with the world around them in a meaningful way.

In addition to the high quality lessons, the Geography department also ensure that students are given an opportunity to learn outside the classroom. They undertake a trip to Hornsea and to the local area (for KS4), day and a residential trip to Scarborough in North Yorkshire plus a trip to Sheffield and a visit to the east coast (for KS5).


Overview of topics:


Students are assessed every 7 weeks in line with the Creating Futures cycle.

Skills taught and developed:

  • Thinking skills
  • Independent enquiry
  • Literacy
  • Map skills

Home learning details and how parents can support their children with home learning:

  • Regular checking of homework and asking questions
  • Encouraging your child to take a regular interest in the news and the weather
  • Encouraging the use of maps (e.g. when visiting friends and relatives or going on holiday)

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Overview of topics:

Students in KS4 study Edexcel Pearson Geography GCSE Specification B


Practice exam questions used regularly in lessons. Whole/partial exam papers used for each CF cycle.

Skills taught and developed:

  • Numerical skills
  • Geographical skills
  • Statistical skills
  • Cartographic skills
  • Literacy skills
  • Enquiry skills

Home learning details and how parents can support their children with home learning:

  • Encourage student to use the school’s VLE where resources are uploaded to aid revision
  • Encourage students to read a newspaper or watch the news to keep up to date with wider geographical issues
  • Check student work to make sure it is of a high standard
  • Direct students to the exam board website and encourage them to attempt past questions

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More details of our A Level Geography course can be found in the Sixth Form section of this website.

Students follow the AQA  A level Geography specification

Physical geography (40%)

  • Water and carbon cycles
  • Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Hazards

Human geography (40%)

  • Global systems and global governance
  • Changing places
  • Resource security or Population and resources

Geography investigation NEA (20%)

  • Fieldwork requirements
  • Investigation requirements
  • Geographical skills