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 places across 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 well-rounded global citizens; and to develop their geographical skills which will help them in school and beyond. 


The delivery of engaging lessons in and out of the classroom; aims to inspire our students towards becoming empathetic global citizens with a genuine wonder of the world they live in.


To develop the students we teach into global citizens; with an interest in the world around them in their years at school and beyond.


Mr G Bright (Head of Department)

Miss S Cain

Mr A Burke

Mr G Skelton

Courses: 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 Weather

7:2 Skills

Term 2:

7:3 Rivers

7:4 Settlements

Term 3:


7:5 Development

7:6 Dry Africa, followed by a geographical investigation

Year 8

Term 1:

8:1 Rainforests

8:2 Population

Term 2:

8:3 Migration

8:4 Energy

Term 3:

8:5 Coasts

8:6 Glaciers, followed by a geographical investigation

Year 9

Term 1:

9:1 Urbanisation

9:2 Globalisation

Term 2:

9:3 Tectonics

9:4 Storms

Term 3:

9:5 Resources

9:6 Tourism, followed by a geographical investigation

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)

11:6 GCSE Examinations (Units 1, 2, 3)

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:

Completion of Content for Units 1 and 2:    Hazards and Global Systems.

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.


As per the College calendar; indicated on our curriculum maps.

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 Wednesday from 3:20 until 4:20.

Department Website Links (including exam boards, revision sites etc):

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