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 we need the geographers of the future to help us understand them.

Michael Palin

Y7 are taught Geography for 1 hour a week. In Y8 and Y9 students study Geography as a discreet subject taught by Geography specialists, 3 hours a fortnight in Y8 and 4 hours a fortnight in Y9. At GCSE, Geography is a popular option with strong results. 

Head of Humanities Faculty

Ayca Sonmez  |

Head of Department

Katie Wynne | 


Billy Pinches  |

Conor O'Malley | 

Michael Staines  

Haley Wilson | 


Curriculum Intent

Geography Curriculum Intent 2023-24

Medium Term Plans

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Curriculum Maps

KS3 Geography Curriculum Map 2023-24

KS4 Geography Curriculum Plan 2023-24



  • How can we use fieldwork to find out about ABS?
  • How can we use maps to find out about our world?
  • What are ecosystems and why are they important?
  • How do rivers change the landscape around us?
  • What are coasts like and how can we protect them?


  1. Development/Diverse Africa
  2. Flooding
  3. Globalisation
  4. Firey Earth
  5. Is there enough water in the world?


  • Extreme environments
  • Climate change
  • Ice age
  • Population  

Suggested reading

geog. Series book 123’ by Oxford University press




Autumn term: Atmospheric Hazards and Ecosystems 

Spring term: Coastal Landscapes

Summer term: River Landscapes


Autumn term: The changing Economic world

Spring term: Urban Issues and Challenges - The challenge of resource management

Summer term: Exam preparation

GCSE Subject Specification 

Please click through to the links to view more information on the AQA and OCR website.

Geography  - AQA Exam Board  

Geography Entry Level - OCR Exam Board 

Y11 Revision materials  


Paper 1:  living with the physical environment



Case studies and example workbook


Paper 2: challenges in the human environment



Case studies and example workbook


Paper 3: geographical applications

GCSE Geography exam preparation advice and guidance 2020



Unit 1: living with the physical environment

Unit 2: challenges in the human environment

Unit 3: geographical applications and skills

Suggested reading

GCSE 9-1 Geography AQA (ISBN: 978-0-19-836661-4)



As part of the LaSWAP consortium, Acland Burghley offers a Geography A level.