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teaching staff 

  • Ryan Matthews - Curriculum Leader
  • Khadijah Khan
  • Sandra Meunier

support staff 

  • Esther Vernon


Curriculum Aims

The Geography Curriculum Area is very well resourced, with excellent ICT access (including iPads, a computer suite and laptops) for all students.

The Geography area is well-established and very successful, with last year’s GCSE results continuing to significantly exceed national averages at 80% A*-C and 31% A*-A. All students at Key Stage 3 study Geography. It is a very popular option for GCSE, where about 80% of the students choose Geography. 

Year 9

Throughout Year 9, Geography at Sarah Bonnell covers all aspects of the National Curriculum and explores links between the physical and human world in which we live. The team works hard to ensure lessons are engaging, challenging current and relevant to the girls. We aim to promote curious and inspired minds. As part of being an independent learner, the team encourages the students to get involved in project work and use the ICT resources available to access the departmental website and MLE page.

There is a strong focus on fully preparing the girls for GCSEs throughout years 7-9, by introducing GCSE topics, GCSE style exam questions and GCSE assessments.

In light of new curriculum changes to GCSE’s, we are now studying the new AQA GCSE specification. 

Year 9 curriculum includes:

  • Urban Challenges
  • Coastal Landscapes
  • Natural Hazards

Exam Boards & Links for syllabus

Year 9– AQA (new 2016 specification):