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In Year 5 and Year 6, geography is taught by the lower school teachers and these skills follow into Year 7 and 8. Topics are introduced at KS2, such as the study of coasts, earthquakes and energy, as well as an introduction to location and place. At KS3 students further their knowledge and understanding of human and physical geography in the study of the location and physical features of Russia, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the UK. Students will develop an understanding of these countries through studying their climates, resources, population, and level of development. They will also take a closer look into the physical features of the UK, looking specifically at glaciers and rocks.


The Geography curriculum has been carefully mapped to take into account both prior and future learning.  Three over-arching themes have been identified- processes, settlement and impact- and children will build their knowledge around these themes throughout.


In Years 7 and 8, children will complete an independent half-termly project, which aims to enthuse and engage them with their learning and is based on the topics that they are studying.