Year 12 & 13 Geography


The Team: 

Mr Taylor-Smith

Mrs Ventress

Key Stage 5

The programme covers both the physical and human environments and the complex interaction of processes that shape our world. The course will show how human intervention affects the environment and how people adapt and mitigate the effects of processes on their environment. This is complex and dynamic; varies from place to place depending on people's resources, technology and culture. You will also learn in a variety of ways including the use of maps, GIS skills, data analysis, photos and videography.

Topics covered are:

Year 12 (AS)

· Crowded Coasts

· Rebranding

· Going Global (Globalisation)

· The World at Risk (Natural hazards)

Year 13 (A2)

· Energy Security

· Superpower Geographies

· Bridging the Development Gap

· Technology Fix

· Water Conflicts

· Biodiversity under Threat

· Tectonic Activity

Gifted and Talented/Enrichment activities

Students may be offered the opportunity to attend conferences aimed at exploring aspects of the A level course. They will also be offered the chance to take part in fieldwork studies.


The department follows the Academy policy on homework.


The Geography department considers literacy to be hugely important in contributing to the success of students. Literacy opportunities are planned for in Learning Schemes and used as a focus in the delivery of lessons, for written feedback and homework.

Parent Support

All staff attend parent consultation evenings, and prepare information handouts for parents when appropriate, e.g. revision guides for forthcoming examinations. Subject teachers are always available to address any concerns that parents may have.


A Level and Geography courses are valued and respected by outside agencies. They offer entry to many higher education courses and fields of employment.