The vision of the Geography Department is to equip all our students with the skills and knowledge required to understand and participate confidently in the world they live.  Our curriculum will help students unravel challenging issues that we face in the UK and around the world.  Students will learn to question, build a world view based on sound evidence and put key events in context.

‘’For me Geography is a great adventure with a purpose.” Michael Palin

The KS3 curriculum (yr7-8) provides the foundation for all key skills and knowledge for GCSE by introducing students to a range of issues and phenomena.

Year 7 Year 8
World Issues Climate Change
Map Skills Coasts
Weather Water
UK Economy Natural Hazards
Rivers Food
Asia Development
Ecosystems Africa

At GCSE level students undertake AQA Geography course which is 100% examination.  Fieldwork is core skill still included in the GCSE.

Paper 1

  • The Challenge of Natural Hazards
  • The Living World
  • Physical Landscapes in the UK

Paper 2

  • Urban Issues and Challenges
  • The Changing Economic World
  • The Challenge of Resource Management

Paper 3

  • Issue Evaluation
  • Fieldwork

Why choose Geography?

The skills of a Geography student are valued by employers and higher education institutions.  Students with a good GCSE in Geography will have many options when they come to choose their next steps.   Just a few options are travel and tourism, surveyor, international aid worker, environmental planner, project manager, energy sector, conservation… which could be pursued all over the world!

“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”  John Muir


At St Augustine Academy we are committed to every student reaching their full potential in Geography. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the relevant member of the Geography team.