Welcome to Geography

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Curriculum overview

  • Years 7-8: All students take one lesson per week of Geography. Students look at a variety of fascinating topics including: Map Skills, What makes Manchester unique?, Water & its effects on the land, Risky World & Fantastic Places, Tourism
  • In the spring of Year 8, students choose the options subjects they will take from Year 9 to Year 11. Students and their families are guided through this process through taster lessons, assemblies, our options online guide and a special options information evening. We support all students to choose subjects they will enjoy and which they will succeed in, and which will unlock future opportunities.
  • Year 9-11: Students choosing to continue studies in Geography have two lessons per week, starting topics such as: Plate Tectonics, Coasts, Rivers, Population, Ecosystems, Development and Weather

Qualifications entered in Year 11

GCSE Geography (AQA)

Topics covered

Extra-curricular

Not only does the Geography Department lead the Humanities Create club for all students, but they are also planning a trip to Naples in Italy in autumn 2017. Students on the trip will see for themselves the historic towns like Pompeii, preserved from the eruption of Mount Versuvius.