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Within geography the students explore key process and concepts which span the human and physical world. They gain a breadth of knowledge whilst also being encouraged to think deeply about links between topics.

Teaching geography should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As our students progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. 

Literacy skills are embedded within the geography curriculum, the use of tier three language is modelled by staff and students and an integral part of geography lessons.  Students are given opportunities to develop their reading as well as extended writing and comprehension practice.


Studying geography encourages students to reflect on the world around them and how they interact with people and the planet. They are given the knowledge and tools to make conscientious decisions.


For our students at Kettering Science Academy there has never been a better time to study geography. Geography is the subject, which opens doors to our dynamic world. Through studying geography we should inspire in our students a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Year 7:

  1. Introduction to geography
  2. Weather and Climate
  3. Cold environments
  4. Coasts

Year 8:


Changing climate

  1. Development and globalisation
  2. Tectonic hazards
  3. Geography of Sport
  4. Asia

Year 9

  1. Weather hazards
  2. Tropical Rainforests
  3. Urban environments
  4. Rivers
  5. Oceans
  6. World of Ice
  7. Africa

KS4: AQA Specification

  1. The living world
  2. Resource management
  3. The challenge of natural hazards
  4. Urban issues and challenges (including fieldwork)
  5. Physical landscapes in the UK (including fieldwork)
  6. Changing economic world

KS5: AQA Specification

  1. Changing Places
  2. Water and Carbon Cycles
  3. Contemporary urban environments
  4. Coastal systems and landscapes
  5. Hazards
  6. Global systems and global governance
  7. NEA

For more detailed information of the core content covered in this subject for each year group, please access the Knowledge Organisers here:

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) 
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)