We draw on a rich variety of experience and views to support a coherent and collegiate approach to teaching and learning within the department, fostering a spirit of enquiry and continual improvement.
We seek to instil an understanding of the planet Earth and its peoples, a lasting awareness of the world around us, sensitivity and empathy towards others, tolerance and independent thinking in the students.
The Geography department aims to ensure that all students leave Abbs Cross Academy with a clear understanding about the importance of Geography in their future lives. Having progressed to and achieved the highest possible standards in Geography, it is our hope that students go on to become active global citizens, contributing to their communities in a positive way.
The Geography department delivers engaging schemes of work based on the national curriculum requirements at KS3 level. The study of geographical processes, skills and sense of place all play an intrinsic role in the delivery of teaching and learning within the department. At this point in their geographical education, students are encouraged to foster an appreciation for the world around us and to learn in a way that will encourage debate.
The teaching and learning is comprehensively addressed to meet the AQA syllabus at KS4. Students study three units of both physical and human geography and take part in a field work study that contributes to their paper 3 exam. At this level, students are encouraged to learn in a way that will promote independence, investigation and initiative.
It is our expectation that the continuous encouragement of such learning will produce proactive global citizens, not just during their time at Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College but also into their adult life.
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|An introduction to the UK
|Our physical World||Our unequal world|
|Physical landscapes of the UK
|World cities||Global issues|
|People of the UK||Brazil||Africa|
|The UK economy||Brazil- Issues evaluation||Our living world|
The teaching and learning to meet the AQA syllabus is comprehensively addressed at KS4. Students study two main themes each covering three units. Fieldwork, geographical skill and issue evaluation will be also integrated into the course.
Living with the physical
Challenges in the human
Issues evaluation and
Section A: The challenge of
|Section A: Urban issues and challenges||Issues evaluation|
|Section B: The living world
Section B: The changing
Section C: Physical landscapes
in the UK
Section C: The challenge of
At this level, students are encouraged to learn in a way that will promote independence, investigation and initiative.
It is our department's hope that the continuous encouragement of such learning will produce proactive global citizens, not just during their time at Abbs Cross Academy but also into their adult life.
Not only is geography an excellent facilitating subject at GCSE and A-Level but it has some fantastic career opportunities too. If you choose to specialise in geography you could find yourself in a range of jobs such as an Architect or urban planner, environmental consultant, environmental engineer, geographical information systems specialists, Earth scientist, transport and logistics manager, banker and economic advisor or analyst.
GCSE Results 2019
Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 61% grades 9-4.
GCSE Results 2020
Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 71.9% grades 9-4 .
GCSE Results 2021
Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 73.3% grades 9-4 .
GCSE Results 2022
Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 73% grades 9-4.
The geography department will offer an opportunity for pupils to join the Geology club.
Support for your learning
Below are some geographical websites to support interest and learning:
GCSE revision guide- Geography GCSE 1-9 Oxford publishing
Google classroom with Mr O’Shea