Welcome to the Geography department

Why would people want to live near a volcano? Why do some people choose to live in different countries? What will happen to our planet if temperatures continue to rise?

Geography is a focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development. It is also an important link between the natural and social sciences. As students study geography, they encounter different societies and cultures helping them to become Global Citizens and formulate their own opinions by Geographical enquiries and case studies.  

In Geography our core objective for every student in every lesson is to understand the world around them. We inspire our students to explore new places and bring about positive change. We hope that every student will go on to be successful in life and be part of a global community that cares for each other and the fragile environment we live in. We believe that by studying Geography at the Bay CE School all of our students will be better equipped through the skills and knowledge acquired in lessons to lead fulfilled lives through a better understanding of the world we live in.


Mrs J Hawley – Head of Geography (shared)

Mr T Westby – Head of Geography (shared)

Mrs K Laidler-Jones 

Mr J Wainwright 

Mrs A Petitt 


Phase 2 (Years 7 and 8) 

Year 7 – Topics 
Term 1 Term 2

7.1 Place The World

Map Skills



Coastal Environments

Our Place – The UK

Summer 7.5
Climate Hazards

Fieldwork – Micro Climates


Year 8 – Topics 


Term 1 Term 2

8.1 Population

8.2 Tectonic Hazards 


8.3 Going Global

8.4 China 

Summer 8.5 Rivers

8.6 Africa 


Phase 3 (Years 9, and 10 and 11) 

From Year 9, Geography is an optional subject which is very popular with our students. We follow the AQA exam specification in Years 9 and 10 and the EdEXCEL exam specification in Year 11.

Year 9 – Topics

Term 1

Term 2
Autumn 9.1
Ecosystems – comparing biomes

Climate Change


The urban world, Urban change in the UK, Sustainable urban development



River landscapes, UK relief and landscapes, Coastal landscapes


Year 10 – Topics

Term 1

Term 2


Natural Hazards, Tectonic hazards, Weather hazards, Climate change (PAPER 1)

Natural Hazards, Tectonic hazards, Weather hazards, Climate change (PAPER 1)



The development gap, Newly emerging economy case study, The changing UK economy (PAPER 2)  


Geographical skills, Urban fieldwork

 Coastal fieldwork (PAPER 3)



Year 11 – Topics


Term 1

Term 2


The Living World


The Living World



Resource management


Pre release

Paper 3





How parents can support


Homework Monitoring the completion of weekly homework tasks.  
Reading Provision of reading materials- newspaper articles, magazine articles- discussions around reading material.
Revision Guide CGP Revision Guide
Exam Practice CGP Revision Guides (above) for examples of answers. 

Timed exam questions at home.

Resources Revision Guides will contain practice questions. YouTube Literature set texts and examples of how to answer Language questions.
Useful websites


Career Routes



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