Curriculum Leader:

  • Mrs S Arnull

Department Staff:

  • Mrs E Greenhalgh
  • Mrs A Devine

About the subject:

We live in a world of amazing beauty, infinite complexity and rigorous challenge. Geography is the subject which opens the door to this dynamic world and prepares each one of us for the role of global citizen in the 21st century. Through studying geography, people of all ages begin to appreciate how places and landscapes are formed, how people and environments interact, what consequences arise from our everyday decisions, and what a diverse range of cultures and societies exist and interconnect.

Geography is a subject which builds on young people’s own experiences, helping them to formulate questions, develop their intellectual skills and find answers to issues affecting their lives. It introduces them to distinctive investigative tools such as maps, fieldwork and the use of powerful digital communication technologies. It opens their eyes to the beauty and wonder around them and acts as a source of inspiration and creativity. More than this, it ensures that they appreciate the complexity of attitudes and values which shape the way we use and misuse the environment. Through geography, people learn to value and care for the planet and all its inhabitants.

KS3 overview:

  • Year 7 – What is Geography?, Map Skills, Cardiff Bay and Wrexham, Rivers, River Clywedog Fieldwork Investigation, Sweden Country Challenge

  • Year 8 – Atlas Skills,  Biomes, Flooding, Tropical Rainforests, India Country Challenge
  • Year 9 – Coastal Environments, Palm Oil, Tectonic Activity, Social Development Issues, Snowdonia Landscape

Geography in the News is a theme that runs throughout Key Stage 3

KS4 overview:

  • Year 10 – Rivers, Coasts, Rural-Urban Links, Weather& Climate, Ecosystems, Development & Resources, Fieldwork Enquiry
  • Year 11 – Tectonic Hazards, Social Development Issues, NEA Enquiry


Exam Board WJEC, Geography A

Unit 1 [40%]: 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 2 [40%]: 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 3 [20%]: Fieldwork Enquiry

Fieldtrips –  Naples and Iceland: