To provide our pupils with a well-rounded knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live; by investigating the diversity of the physical and human processes that shape our planet, and the interaction of humans with the natural world. To broaden the spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding of our students as they become global citizens; and develop their skills which will help them in school and beyond. 


Mr G Bright (Head of Department)

Miss S Cain

Mr A Burke

Mr G Skelton


Key Stage 3 – National Curriculum in years 7, 8 and 9 (half-termly geographical topics relating to a specific place).

Year 7

Term 1:

7:1 Our world’s weather

7:2 Geographical skills

Term 2:

7:3 Water on our world – rivers and glaciers

7:4 Industry in the UK

Term 3:


7:5 Development in Kenya

7:6 Dry ecosystems in Africa

Year 8

Term 1:

8:1 Population in China

8:2 Migration to the USA

Term 2:

8:3 Volcanoes in North America

8:4 Energy resources in Asia

Term 3:

8:5 Wet ecosystems in South America

8:6 Tourism in extreme environments

Year 9

Term 1:

9:1 Urbanisation in the developing world

9:2 Urban issues in the developed world

Term 2:

9:3 Tectonic (seismic) hazards

9:4 Atmospheric hazards

Term 3:

9:5 Resource Provision

9:6 Coastal systems

Key Stage 4 –: GCSE Geography in years 10 and 11 – AQA (8035)

Year 10

Term 1:

10:1 The living world

10:2 The development gap

Term 2:

10:3 The Nigerian economy

10:4 The UK economy

Term 3:

10:5 River landscapes in the UK

10:6 Coastal landscapes in the UK

Fieldwork investigations – 2 days (Ainsdale Dunes & Albert Dock)

Year 11

Term 1:

11:1 Urban issues & challenges

11:2 Natural hazards

Term 2:

11:3 Resource management

11:4 Revision of unit content & Geographical skills

Term 3:

11:5 Unit 3 preparation (fieldwork analysis & pre-release material)

Key Stage 5: A level Geography in years 12 and 13 – AQA (7037)

Year 12

Term 1:

Physical Geography – Coastal Systems:

The coastal system, energy, processes, landforms, management, sea level change, contrasting coastal environments

Human Geography – Urban Environments:

Urbanisation, megacities and world cities, urban forms, Rio de Janeiro, Liverpool, social and economic issues, environmental issues, sustainable urban development

Term 2:

Physical Geography – Water and Carbon Cycles:

Stores and transfers of water, drainage basin systems, flood hydrographs, cycle changes, the carbon cycle and budget, human interventions, tropical rainforests, local river study

Human Geography – Changing Places

The concept of place, categories of place, factors affecting place, relationships and connections, representation of place, Riverside ward study, Ormskirk study

Term 3:

Physical Geography – Hazards

Perception of hazards, hazards and humans, plate tectonics, tectonic hazards (vulcanicity and seismicity), storm hazards, wildfires, a multi-hazardous environment

Human Geography – Global Systems

Globalisation, transnational corporations, international trade, trading blocs, global governance, the global commons

Fieldwork investigations – 4 days

Year 13

Term 1:

Individual Investigation:

Production of an individual investigation relating to the specification for the unit 3 section of the course (worth 20% of the final grade).

Term 2:

Geographical Skills and Revision:

Cartographic, literacy and numeracy skills. Revision of each topic in units 1 and 2 of the course.

Term 3:

Examination Techniques and Revision:

Extended writing techniques developed, final revision of unit content for examinations of units 1 and 2 of the course.

Out of Hours Activities (what, when,where):

Pre-school, break and lunch sessions available with Departmental staff.

PC facilities available for work in room G4 each Tuesday from 3:15 until 4:00.

Geography in the News Club in room G4 each Thursday from 3:15 until 4:00.

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