Welcome to the Geography Department at Outwood Academy Ormesby

Geography is a fantastic subject to learn about the state of our world today. Geography is always in the news, whether it be flooding in the UK or an earthquake in Japan, and learning about Geography can help us understand why these events occur. Geography raises more questions than it can answer; is the climate changing? Why is there a refugee problem in Europe? Step inside Geography and find out. There is a whole wide world to explore!

Overview of Key Stage 3

The geography course at KS3 aims to prepare students for the GCSE course in Key Stage 4. In Year 7 students study a variety of topics in physical and human geography. Students will also build on their place knowledge and skills. In Year 8 students will use their knowledge to develop a greater understanding of how the world is interconnected by looking at themes such as Development and Risky World.


Overview of Key Stage 4

Students follow the new AQA GCSE Geography course. This is a two year course starting in Year 9. The course includes various themes in the physical and human world, with an emphasis on UK geography and knowledge of locations around the world. Two fieldwork trips are compulsory and tested in a third exam paper. The course will be available as a one year GCSE from September 2017.

Year 10 and Y11 – AQA Geography.

All units with options:
Paper 1 : Rivers and coasts, hot deserts
Paper 2: Water resource management

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Enrichment Opportunities

Fieldwork. International Links student satellite group.


Mr Dan Grainger – Head of Humanities
Mrs Deborah Campbell – Teacher of Geography

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