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Head of Department:  Samantha Parish


Our approach to the Geography curriculum

The Geography curriculum at St Mary’s College is designed to enthuse students about the world around them.  Students study a wide range of geographical concepts throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 and experience a wide variety of different ways of learning.

Opportunities for enrichment trips and clubs such as ‘Geogglebox’ are also provided to further inspire the geographers of the future. 


Key Stage 3

The Geography curriculum has been designed by the department to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and covers a wide range of human, physical and environmental topics.

In Year 7 and Year 8, students will study Hazards, Coasts, Rivers, Extreme Environments, the Middle East and India to name a few.


Key Stage 4

Students in Key Stage 4 complete the Eduqas course of study. This comprises of three written examinations, one of which is based on applying practical knowledge and understanding gained during a local fieldwork trip.


Key Stage 5 (16-19 qualifications)

Students in Key Stage 5 complete the A-level Edexcel course of study over two years. This includes a compulsory fieldwork trip over four days, which is used to collect data to write a piece of coursework entirely created by the students.


How you can find out more about the Geography curriculum:

Syllabus materials KS4:

Syllabus materials KS5:

Faculty Leader contact:

Staff in the Geography Department:

Miss S Parish             (Head of Geography)

Mr L Haworth           (Teacher of Geography and Director of Sixth Form)

Miss K Haworth          (Teacher of Geography)

Miss P Lewis              (Teacher of Geography) 

Miss E Robinson         (Teacher of Geography)

Miss R Richards          (Teacher of Geography) 

Miss P Knight             (Teacher of Geography) 


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