Year 7 Parents Evening - 14th June 5pm-7pm


Curriculum Information about Geography at King James I Academy

Teaching Staff

  • C.Patterson (Director of Learning) 

  • A. Hetherington (Lead Professional KS5) 

  • B. Mason (KS3 Lead) 

  • B. Dixon 

  • J. Fegan 


Curriculum Intent in Geography

Geography is a hybrid discipline that spans both the natural and social sciences. Powerful knowledge in geography: 

  • Provides students with new ways of thinking about the world using 'big ideas’ such as Place, Space, and Interconnection 

  • Provides students with powerful ways of analysing, explaining, and understanding the world in which we live and how we interact with it. 

  • Give students control of their own knowledge - students need to know about discipline and how knowledge has been developed and tested. 

  • Enables students to follow and participate in debates in significant local, national, and global issues. Takes students beyond their own experience. This knowledge of the world contributes strongly to students’ general knowledge. 


Department Information

Geography is about the interaction between people and their environment.? It is studied by all students in years 7-9 and is an extremely popular option at GCSE and A level.? The Geography Department at King James is committed to delivering interesting and exciting lessons as well as encouraging students to broaden and deepen their knowledge of all things geographical. 


Key Stage 3


Year 7

In Year 7 students will develop their geographical knowledge through map work, as well as having the opportunity to apply geographical theory to a range of case studies from around the globe. Students will undertake fieldwork within their local area in the summer term.  

Year 8

During Year 8, students will develop their understanding of more complex geographical processes.? They will continue to apply the knowledge acquired in Year 7 and will develop their own piece of fieldwork within the school grounds, carrying out a range of fieldwork techniques.  

Year 9

In Year 9, students will begin to study topics which they can explore in much greater depth. Contemporary case studies on a range of scales will enable students to contextualise theoretical knowledge. 


Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Map Skills, Local Area Study

Energy Issues

Population change

River Processes


Urbanisation – Challenge and change



Tectonic Hazards

Frozen Landscapes

Climate Change

Weather Hazards








Learning Journeys


Year 7 Learning Journey - Geography - Year 7.pdf
Year 8 Learning Journey - Geography - Year 8.pdf
Year 9 Learning Journey - Geography - Year 9.pdf