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Curriculum Intent

Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?

- Michael Palin 2009


Our aim is to ignite students’ imagination about the world today, and how people, events and natural processes have shaped it. Geography provides young people with a context for understanding themselves and their position in the world, with reference points for facing the future as responsible citizens within our community. It encourages the development of personal skills such as independence, communication and critical thinking, as well as the clear enhancement of social, moral, spiritual and cultural development. We believe that providing students with a high quality Geography experience, will offer them ‘a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives’ (DfE 2013).

The study of Geography encourages students to think and decide for themselves, and be tolerant of the views of others. We aim to help prepare young people for their roles and responsibilities as good citizens. We endeavour to develop the self-esteem and self-discipline of our students, and develop their God-given talents so that they realise their potential to the full.


Key Stage 5 Curriculum

Course Code: A Level Geography AQA 7037
Exam Board Specification:

The ingenuity with which we continue to reshape the surface of our planet is very striking. But it's also sobering. It reminds me of just how easy it is for us to lose our connection with the natural world.  Yet, it's on this connection that the future of both humanity and the natural world will depend. And it is, surely, our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just for us, but for all life on Earth.

- David Attenborough 2016

The two-year AQA Geography A level course has been chosen because we feel that it will excite minds, challenge perceptions and stimulate investigative and analytical skills learned during Key Stages 3 and 4. It is a real mix of human, physical and environmental geography. The specification supports and enhances students’ learning from many GCSE courses in Geography.  However, the course is relevant and contemporary and is therefore suitable for students who haven’t previously studied the subject.


Key Stage 5 Geography Curriculum Map