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“Geography is not only up to date and relevant, it is one of the most exciting, adventurous and valuable subjects to study today. So many of the world’s current problems boil down to geography, and need the geographers of the future to help us understand them.” Michael Palin

Y7 students study an integrated Humanities course where they are taught Geography, History and RE. In Y8 and Y9 students study Geography as a discreet subject taught by Geography speacilalists, 3 hours a fortnight in Y8 and 4 hours a fortnight in Y9. At GCSE, Geography is a popular option with strong results. The department is currently developing the new GCSE specifications which explore a range of exciting topical global issues. On this page you can find important revision materials to help students prepare for their GCSE exams, these include a guide to revising as well as revision sheets and practice exam papers with mark schemes. 

Head of Department: Katie Wynne
Teacher: Ian Wilkinson


Unit 1 - Dynamic Planet Revision Sheets & Exam Questions 
Restless Earth
Climate & change
Battle for the biosphere
Water World
River processes and pressures
Extreme environments
Unit 1 exam questions
Unit 1 case study list
Unit 1 Revision guide

Unit 1 Revision Checklists
Restless Earth
Climate & Change
Battle For The Biosphere
Water World
River Processes And Pressures
Extreme Environments

Unit 2 - People And The Planet - Revision Sheets & Exam Questions

Population dynamics
Consuming resources
Development dilemmas
Unit 2 exam questions
Unit 2 case study list
Unit 2 - Topic 5 The Changing Economy of the UK
Unit 2 - Topic 7 The Challenges of an urban world

Unit 2 Revision Checklists
Consuming resources
Challenges of an urban world
Development dilemmas
Population dynamics
The changing economy of the UK

Suggested Reading

  • GCSE Geography Edexcel B
  • Bob Digby -Oxford university press (students have a copy of this at school)
  • Geography B Evolving Planet - David Flint and Pearson
  • Wide World GCSE Geography Magazine- Philip Allan updates. (published 4 times a year)
  • A daily newspaper and watching Geographical programmes on TV