Welcome to Geography

Through our planning, teaching, assessment and marking, teachers of Geography aim to develop students’ ability to recall geographical knowledge, understand the implication of wealth and development for countries throughout the world and be able to recognise geographical features and processes. They will use a range of skills, make reasoned and balanced judgements, reflect on their own learning and begin to understand their role as a global citizen.



Key Stage 3

The Geography course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the AQA GCSE (9-1) in Geography course in Key Stage 4.

At the same time we hope to make the learning of Geography an enjoyable experience that will encourage students to enquire about the world in which we live.


*Please note that in addition to the Year 8 topics students will complete a number of mini projects prepare them to study a GCSE in Geography.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact Subject Leader, Jayne Cadman, at jcadman@shafton.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE (9-1) in Geography is based on a balanced framework of physical and human geography. It allows students to investigate the link between the two themes, and approach and examine the battles between the man-made and natural worlds.

Students who complete the course will have the skills and experience to progress onto A-level and beyond.

The NEW (9-1) GCSE is made up of 3 exams with distinct units within each:


The NEW (9-1) GCSE is examined as follows:

  • Paper 1 – 1 hour and 30 min (35% of the GCSE)
  • Paper 2 – 1 hour and 30 min (35% of the GCSE)
  • Paper 3 – 1 hour and 15 min (30% of the GCSE)

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Jayne Cadman at j.cadman@shafton.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.

Revision Resources