Geography KS4


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. 

Geography is about understanding the world in which we live. Asking, investigating and answering questions is crucial to geographical understanding and this is integral to study at Key Stage 4. We will investigate units on both the human and natural environment , as well as conducting fieldwork and making sustainable decisions.In Geography lessons we use a wide range of resources, including the internet, computer databases, ArcGIS, photographs, satellite images, maps and news articles. We also use a wide range of learning activities to engage students. 

We follow the AQA specification in which their are three units: 

  • Unit 1 - Living with the physical environment 
  • Unit 2 - Challenges in the human environment 
  • Unit 3 - Geographical applications (fieldwork skills and issue evaluation) 

Units 1 to 3 are assessed by external exams whereas unit 4 is assessed through a fieldwork based controlled assessment task. More information can be found on the AQA Website 


  Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3 Topic 4

Year 10

The Challenge of Natural Hazards

The Living World

Physical Landscapes in the UK

Physical Fieldwork

Year 11

Urban Challenges

Changing Economic World

The Challenge of resource management

Human Fieldwork & Issue Evaluation.