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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 10

In Year 10, the Geography Curriculum Area uses the new AQA GCSE specification, which includes two elements of fieldwork. The units taught build on what students have learned throughout years 7-9 whilst also introducing new geographical knowledge, understanding and skills.

Year 10 curriculum includes:

  • The Living World
  • Economic World
  • Urban Challenges

Year 11

In Year 11, the Geography Curriculum Area uses Edexcel Specification A. Following from year 10 students continue to develop their knowledge as well as having a Controlled Assesment. 

Year 11 curriculum includes:

  • River Landscapes
  • Coastal Landscapes
  • Population
  • Tourism
  • Tectonics
  • Wasteful World
  • Economic Change
  • Settlement Change
  • Challenges to the Planet

Exam Boards & Links for syllabus

Year 10 & 11 – AQA (new 2016 specification):


Geography at Sarah Bonnell Pearltrees Website:

AQA text books: