Geography is the study of the earth, its lands, features, inhabitants and phenomena.  The course aims to explore our environments as well as our relationships with the world and one another. It will improve your understanding of the complex and fascinating world in which we live, including current events such as flooding, earthquakes, migration and development.


Why study Geography? 


  • A balance of physical, human and environmental topics offer an interesting and wide ranging curriculum.
  • Many opportunities for learning outside of the classroom, with visits in and around London as well as other areas in the country Somerset
  • Well regarded subject – universities really value the skills and knowledge you gain from learning Geography.
  • Geography study can lead to a range of careers such as explorer, town planner, meteorologist, volcanologist, park ranger or cartographer.
Exam Board and Specification AQA Geography
Key areas of content
  • The challenge of natural hazards
  • The living world
  • Physical landscapes in the UK
  • Urban issues and challenges
  • The changing economic world
  • The challenge of resource management
  • Issue evaluation
  • Fieldwork
  • Geographical/cartographical skills
Assessment arrangements
  • Paper 1: Living with the physical environment
  • Paper 2: Challenges in the Human Environment
  • Paper 3: Geographical Skills
Textbooks, websites and other relevant material GCSE Geography for AQA, Oxford 

Oxford Student Atlas

Any other information Pupils will complete two pieces of fieldwork, in two contrasting environments, one focussing on human geography and the other focusing on physical geography. One of these field trips will be residential and take place over a period of 2-4 days.

Each department has a 'DNA', that is to say our vision for that department. The DNA of the Geography Department can be viewed here:

Bolingbroke Academy Subject DNA: Humanities


To view the full subject curriculum for Key Stage 4 please click here: Key Stage 4 Curriculum 2017-18


If you have any queries please contact Head of Humanities Ms Austin