‘The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.’
Barack Obama

Our curriculum vision

Our aim is to inspire pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, to provoke and provide answers to questions about our planet. Pupils are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge, including human and physical processes that interconnect places, people and the environment and cause them to change over time. In addition, pupils need to reflect on their place in a diversely contested world and their responsibilities locally, nationally, and internationally. We aim to develop knowledge and skills that enable pupils to understand and question geographical issues. These skills are also transferable to other curriculum areas and can be used to promote their spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development.

Years 12 and 13

A level Geography is a highly academic course that aims to build students’ awareness of the physical and human systems that make up our world.

The Edexcel course offers an ‘issues-based’ approach to studying geography, meaning that students are required to explore and evaluate contemporary geographical matters, such as the consequences of globalisation, responses to hazards, water insecurity and climate change. Studying this course helps students to engage with physical and human geographical questions, covering the complexity of people and the environment in the modern world.

Students explore enquiry questions, encouraging investigation and an evaluative approach to learning. They benefit from a graduated progression in challenge across the externally examined papers. Learning takes place both in the classroom and through fieldwork, which is embedded in the teaching of the course. The course builds logically to support students in developing a holistic understanding of geography through synoptic themes.

A level Geography provides excellent preparation for the demands of undergraduate study in a range of disciplines in the Arts and Sciences.


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