Subject Template - Geography



Curriculum Leader

Mrs E. Turgoose

Teaching Staff

Mr G. Robbins

Mr G. West

Mrs A. Austin

Mr C. Watson


KS3 (Year 7, 8 and 9)

See ‘Geography KS3 Overview 2018-2020 Cohort (Current Year 8 only) Curriculum Mapping - Scheme of Work’ and ‘Geography KS3 Overview 2019-2021 Cohort (Current Year 7 and onwards) Curriculum Mapping - Scheme of Work’ for full detail of the KS3 course.


KS4 (Years 10 and 11) Exam Board and Course

AQA GCSE (9-1) Geography


GCSE Course Breakdown




Paper 1: Living with the Physical environment

 Paper 1

Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment


Paper 2

 Paper 3: Geographical Applications

Paper 3



  • Geography revision guides available to buy from Geography department.  CGP revision guide £2.99 and Pocket Poster Guide £2.75 available on Parent Pay.
  • Intervention for Year 11 students takes place on a Wednesday 3:30-4:30 and Thursday lunchtime in HUM4.











·      GCSE Pod contains videos for all of the topics covered at GCSE. All students in Year 9-11 have a login.

·      BBC Bitesize: AQA Geography has many activities aimed at all aspects of the GCSE course.


Other useful websites:







Students at the Vale Academy benefit from Geography enrichment trips in Britain and abroad. For example, KS4 students have visited the Holderness Coast and Naples, Italy. KS3 students will have the opportunity to ‘spend a night in a National Park’ with a trip to Castleton in the Peak District National Park.

A range of lunchtime and after school intervention/revision sessions are made available. The faculty runs a KS3 ‘Humanities’ Club. It involves lots of fun activities and gives students the opportunity to study Humanities topics that are of interest to them but are not taught in class eg. Ecobricks. 

Post 16




Studying Geography in either an Arts or a Science combination will lead you to the widest possible career opportunities in scientific and environmental services; management; travel and tourism as well as social services. It will equip you with a wide range of investigative and analytical skills which is what most employers are looking for.


post 16 how will i be assessed


Number of Lessons Per Week

KS3: 2 hours

KS4: 3 hours

KS5: 4 hours