Geography is about fostering within the students an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. Geography helps students to make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world.

Students study where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, and how people and their environments are interconnected. We aim to make lessons interesting and challenging. We are also passionate about using the ‘outdoor’ classroom and each year students take part in field trips to places in the local area and in the upper school to places abroad.

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

Introduction to Geography

Pendle Hill and map skills

What is the weather going to be like?

Greenfield or brownfield?

Fantastic places

Risky places

Adventure landscapes

Impossible places

Landscapes of the UK



Amazon rainforest

Key stage 4 – Year 10 and 11

Edexcel Geography A

Paper 1 – 37.5% Paper 2 – 37.5% Paper 3 –25%

The Physical Environment

The changing landscape of the UK

Coastal landscapes and processes

River landscapes and processes

Weather hazards and climate change

Ecosystems, biodiversity and management

The Human Environment

Changing cities

Global development

Resource management

Geographical Investigations : Fieldwork and UK Challenges

Students complete two pieces of fieldwork in Ambleside and at a local river.


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