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 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 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 | 


Ian Wilkinson |

Natasha Khan  |

Billy Pinches  |




Autumn term:   

  • Investigating Fieldwork at ABS
  • Investigating Map
  • Spring term: Exploring Ecosystems
  • River processes

Summer term: Local London


Autumn term: Flooding 

Spring term: Globalisation 

Summer term: Climate Change


Autumn term: Firey Earth

Spring term: Ice Age

Summer term: Population

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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

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Suggested reading

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

Revision resources

Paper 1:  living with the physical environment



Case studies and example workbook


Paper 2: challenges in the human environment



Case studies and example workbook



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