“Geography illuminates the past, explains the present and prepares us for the future - what could be more important than that?” - Michael Palin, President of the Royal Geographical Society.

Geography inspires students and enables them to understand the inter-relationships between people and their environment. It helps them to make sense of the changes that are happening in the world around them, and to make informed decisions themselves. It is hands-on, it is relevant and it is fun. The current curriculum is a good mix of topics such as urban issues, world development, extreme environments, rivers and hazards to name but a few. The lessons taught give students the chance to get to grips with some of the big questions which affect our world and understand the social, economic and physical forces and processes which shape and change our world.

Our world is changing fast and we need to understand it; there has never been a more important time to study Geography.

Department Staff


Miss Marner – Geography Teacher


Skills, Knowledge, Understanding:

Year 7

  • Map Skills
  • Amazing Geography
  • Violent Earth
  • Europe
  • Wild Weather
  • Settlements


Year 8

  • Wonderful World
  • Water World
  • Africa – Physical Geography
  • Africa – Human Geography
  • Warming World
  • Resources in the World


Year 9

  • Natural Hazards
  • Rivers
  • Population
  • Coasts
  • Economic development
  • The USA


AT GCSE we study the AQA Geography  9-1 course. This course covers both physical and human geography.

Living with the Physical Environment

  • Section A: The Challenge of Natural Hazards
  • Section B: The Living World
  • Section C: Physical Landscapes in the UK

Challenges in the Human Environment

  • Section A: Urban Issues and Challenges
  • Section B: The Changing Economic World
  • Section C: The Challenge of Resource Management

Geographical Applications

  • Section A: Issue Evaluation
  • Section B: Fieldwork


These units are assessed at the end of Year 11 across three exam papers.

The students have opportunity to attend fieldwork trips which include Chichester Harbour.