“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.”

Barack Obama

Geography Curriculum Introduction

By the end of KS3, pupils will understand what it is to be a geographer. Pupils will have a curiosity and fascination in finding out about the world and its people, as well as having an interest and intention to travel in order to deepen their understanding of a range of places. They will have developed a passion and commitment to the subject. Our pupils will have developed an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like. They will have a holistic understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected, and how human and physical environments are interrelated. Pupils will develop a comprehensive understanding of the issues facing a diverse range of places and people, now and in the future. Pupils will have an extensive core of geographical knowledge and vocabulary, which will be learned and regularly practiced so that they are confident and comfortable using academic language in every context that requires it throughout their education and beyond. They will be able to use a wide range of maps effectively to investigate places routinely. They will be able to carry out increasingly complex, independent geographical enquiry, ask their own relevant questions, make sense of geographical data, think critically about different views, and justify their own view in reaching conclusions. The foundations laid in KS3 will help them to go on to succeed in KS4. They will have the knowledge and understanding to enable them to apply what they know to both familiar and unfamiliar contexts from London to the Amazon. This will help them to go on to achieve their potential, not just at A Level and in Higher Education but as global citizens living in a dynamic and interdependent world. Geographers at The Hathaway Academy will have an appreciation for the world they live in and a deep understanding of how their actions can have an impact on the people and places around them.



Useful Websites

BBC Bitesize for KS3

BBC Bitsize for GCSE AQA

AQA GCSE Geography Specification

Oak National Academy KS3

Oak National Academy KS4

Travelling Teacher

Perfect Planet

Geography Staff

Mrs Flack

Ms Hennessey

Mrs Hopkins