Subject Curriculum Overview


Curriculum Intent

The Archway Learning Trust Geography curriculum recognises that a coherent understanding of geography enables young people to engage with and reflect upon the rapidly changing world around them. Our curriculum offers students the chance to explore their surroundings and develop their decision-making skills whilst feeling a sense of wonder about the natural environment. As students’ progress on their geographical journey, their appreciation of the importance of their role in current geographical issues will develop allowing them to become more conscience of their own social responsibility. The curriculum aims to give students the opportunity to develop their geographical curiosity about a variety of issues through investigation, both inside and outside the classroom with a number of fieldwork opportunities available. Students will develop an awareness of a variety of spaces and places at a range of different scales, they will assess the challenges and interactions taking place in both physical environments and human environments, whilst recognising the importance of adapting to these and recognising sustainability. Students should leave Archway with an ability to recognise the interdependent nature of geography and understand that no geographical concepts can be applied in isolation.

At The Long Eaton School Geography is taught using a variety of teaching and learning strategies that aim to stimulate interest in our world including enquiry, decision making and field work beyond the class room.

Please click on the following link to see an overview of our Geography curriculum:

Geography Curriculum Overview

Key Stage 3 Overview:

In Years 7, 8 and 9 students will study Geography for three lessons a fortnight. They will look at a range of geographical themes such as Rainforests, Natural Hazards, The Arctic, Wild Water (rivers and flooding) and geographical skills.

There are two field trips in KS3; one to Rufford Abbey in Year 7 and the second to Castleton in Year 8. Students also complete fieldwork in the local area during lesson time to develop these key skills.

Key Stage 4 Overview:

Students taking GCSE Geography study the Edexcel Geography ‘B’ specification. Students have 4-5 lessons a fortnight and will study topics including Natural Hazards, Urbanisation, Rivers & Coasts, Globalisation, the UK’s landscape and Environmental Issues (e.g. managing energy resources and forests under threat). Students will complete a minimum of two pieces of fieldwork during this course. For these, they will be expected to write up their findings and they will then be assessed on this work in their final exam.


Potential careers:

Some careers that Geography might be particularly helpful include:

Researcher, Climate Change Analyst, Journalist, Teacher, Environmental Manager, Geologist, Land Surveyor, Landscape Architect, Meteorologist, Nature Conservation Officer, Town Planner, Travel Agent.


Useful Links:

Edexcel Geography


Time for Geography

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