Geography KS3


Our Geography curriculum is designed to provoke & provide answers to questions about natural & human aspects of the world. Topics and lessons are created to encourage students to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The goal of this curriculum is to spark, encourage and deepen students’ curiosity & fascination about the world and it’s people that will remain with them throughout their lives. Our curriculum design interleaves the core themes of Climatology, Development, Geomorphology, Globalisation, Identity, Mitigation, Risk, Sustainability through key topic questions.

We begin our Geographical journey in year 7 by looking at a Geographer’s place in the world. We see how Geographers explore and interpret the world. We then delve into weather & climate by looking at why we have the weather we do at different locations around the globe before exploring urbanisation and how humans have created and continue to construct settlements. In topic 4 we investigate the world’s biomes including a more in depth look at the UK’s ecosystems before diving into coral reefs and wrapping up warm for the cold Taiga biome. Finally, we put all of our Geographical skills together to explore the physical and human Geography of Europe.

In year 8 we take a look at global development and sustainability before getting to grips with some physical Geography exploring our river and coastal systems. Finally, we take a trip to The Middle East and investigate why this is an important area both regionally and globally.

In year 9 we look at some examples of conflict around the world and how Geography has lead to these issues. In topic 2 we explore natural hazards looking more specially at volcanoes and how they have impacted humans. In topic 3 we pose the question if we will run out of energy, food & water or if the human race can survive. Topic 4 investigates if global warming is a myth and students debate whether we need to take this threat seriously and what we can do to help.


  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Year 7

How would you describe our place in the world?

How do we conduct a geographical investigation? 

Why do we have the weather we do? 

What will the Earth be like in 2100? 

Why are some areas more biodiverse? 

Year 8

Why are some countries more developed than others?

Who will rule the world? 

Why are rivers important? 

How do coastal areas impact people & the environment? 

Why is The Middle East important? 

Year 9

Why is there conflict in the world?

Will natural hazards destroy the world?

Will we run out of energy, food & water?

Is global warming a myth?