“Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. For me geography is a great adventure with a purpose” Michael Palin

Geography at Kingsdale strives to foster in pupils a sense of awe in the physical and human world and the interconnections between them. It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps, and a range of investigative and problem-solving skills both inside and outside the classroom. As such, it prepares pupils for university life and employment.

Geography is a focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development. It is also an important link between natural and social sciences. As pupils study geography they encounter different societies and cultures. This helps them realise how nations rely on each other. It can inspire them to think about their own place in the world, their values, and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.

Fieldwork and the use of ICT is an intrinsic part of geography at Kingsdale. Fieldwork opportunities at KS3-KS5 enable pupils to apply the skills they are taught in thinking spatially and in using maps, images and new technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS), to collect, present and analyse information. In so doing pupils develop a broad range of transferable skills in computing, maths and literacy.

Key Stage Three

The programme of study is based on the requirements of the National Curriculum and a range of up-to-date resources are used. Pupils are taught fundamental geographical skills, techniques and vocabulary. These skills are applied studying a range of topics spanning the physical, human and environmental branches of the discipline.

Click on the attachments below for a detailed programme of study for year Key Stage 3 Geography.

Key Stage Four (Years 9 - 11)

Geography at GCSE follows the Edexcel B specification.
Our current Year 11 will be the last year to complete the legacy specification. Our current Year 9 and 10 students are studying the new Edexcel B (9-1) specification. There is no controlled assessment.

Both course covers a wide range of issues and aims to build and extend upon KS3. The course is divided into three modular units.

Click on the attachments below for a detailed programme of study for year Key Stage 4 Geography.

Key Stage Five

Geography at A level follows the Edexcel specification. The course contains a balanced mix of physical and human contemporary topics such as Tectonic Hazards, Water Insecurity, Globalisation and Superpower Geographies.

Click on the attachments below for a detailed programme of study for year Key Stage 5 Geography:

For further information please contact Ms. McIntyre (Head of Geography).


Year 11

Geography Edexcel B: Unit 2 People and the Planet

Term 1:

Development Dilemmas
How and why do countries develop in different ways?
How might the development gap be closed?
Challenges of an Urban World
How have cities grown and what challenges do they face?
How far can these challenges be managed?

Term 2:

Changing Economy of the UK
How and why is the economy changing?
What is the impact of changing work on people and places?
Unit 3 preparation and revision
Planning for making geographical decisions
Unit 1 and 2 revisited

Term 3:


Unit 1 and 2 revisited


End of unit tests
Mock exam Unit 1 in November
Mock exam Unit 2 in February


Textbook: Edexcel GCSE Geography Specification B Student Book 2012
Revision guide:
• My Revision Notes: Edexcel B GCSE Geography Cameron Dunn
• Revise Edexcel: Edexcel GCSE Geography B Evolving Planet Revision Guide (These willbe available to buy from school
Website: (an excellent revision website which has all the



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