Subject Intent: Why Geography?

The Geography curriculum ensures that our students are able to understand the world in which they live and inspire them to tackle the issues we face. In making sense of the world we live in, the interactions between human and physical process and exploring sustainable futures our students will develop a range of skills that prepare them for work or further study. Our geographers become proficient at researching and exploring geographical issues, they develop problem solving and decision making skills whilst handling and collecting data in the field. Our Geography students leave enriched with skills, become intellectually aware of what is happening in the world and ready to understand, study or work in a changing world. 

What will I study?

Component 1: Physical Geography -40%
  • Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Hazards
  • Water and carbon
Component 2: Human Geography -40%
  • Changing places
  • Global systems and governance
  • Resource security
Component 3- NEA –20%
  • An Independent investigation conducted by the student


Please note: Subject videos have been filmed from colleges across our Trust.

What are lessons like in this subject?

In Geography, students learn about the world and their place in it. The course explores current issues of local, national and global importance in different contexts. Lessons are engaging and interactive. We use IT, media and a range of academic materials. The course includes four days of fieldwork in which students take part in geographical enquiry outside of the classroom. We visit the Holderness Coast to look at coastal environments and the Yorkshire Dales to explore representation of place and natural systems.

What our


It helps to provide better understanding about struggles in the world, especially with human geography topics where we learn about how disasters affect different countries differently. I also love how it explains many geographical incidents such as volcanic activity.

Maariya Ahmed, Carlton Bolling

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