'Geography is the study of the earth as a home to humankind' - Johnson, 1985

Our Geography curriculum aims

We take great inspiration from the Geographical Association and their Manifesto for Geography (‘A Different View’) believing that there are few things more fundamental than learning about ‘the earth as our home’.

Through their study of geography, we aim to:

  • Provide students with the means to think about the world in new ways-’thinking like a geographer’.
  • Provide students with the geographical knowledge they need to understand contemporary challenges facing our planet and to live their lives as knowledgeable citizens- aware of their own local communities in a global setting.
  • Provide students with the means to (and necessary knowledge to) question and debate the knowledge; such that they have the skills to be active participants and investigators- rather than passive recipients of knowledge.
  • Expose students to geographical enquiry- allowing them to deepen their conceptual understanding through reasoning, interpreting data, arguing their point and undertaking fieldwork.
  • Equip students with the skills they will need to continue to develop their geographical understanding beyond the classroom.

For that reason, our curriculum is built around rigorous, challenging and intriguing enquiry questions. 

‘’Questions open out a topic rather than closing it down’’ (Roberts, 2013)


The 6 Meta-Concepts that underpin Geography are:

  • Resilience
  • Interdependence
  • Development
  • Sustainability
  • Migration and Adaptation
  • Systems

The curriculum sequence and course specifications can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

Curriculum Sequence - Geography 

GCSE specification link:

GCSE Specification Link - Geography

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