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Geography Curriculum Intent


The geography curriculum at Winterhill School is designed to ensure that all national curriculum content is covered. In geography we aim to extend pupils’ thinking outside the parameters of their community, and understand the world across a range of scales. We want to enrich their current knowledge of location, place and environment - while giving them the skills to evaluate the world through the eyes of themselves and others. The geography curriculum intends to foster a mutual respect with others, by providing an understanding and tolerance of others - regardless of political or cultural differences. We aim to help students understand the interrelationships between people and the environment, and the responsibility we all have to improve this. The course aims to develop skills to interpret and apply their geographical knowledge, allowing them to apply an inquiry based approach to questions and hypotheses. Overall the curriculum aims to equip students with the knowledge and resilience to be aware of their place in the world, and the positive changes they can make to it.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overview

GCSE Curriculum Overview





Year 7

  • My Place in the world 

  • Over our heads

  • Under the Earth

  • Geography of the UK

  • Around the land 

  • On the Land 

Year 8

  • Europe

  • North America

  • South America

  • The Middle East 

  • Africa

  • Asia 

Year 9

  • Conflict

  • Climate change 

  • Oceans and Plastics

  • Migration 

  • Global Cities 

  • Cold Environments

Year 10

  • Urban and Rural processes

  • Leisure 

  • A Global Perspective on development 

  • Urbanisation in contrasting cities 

  • Extreme Weather

  • Fieldwork (including two school trips!)

Year 11

  • Water management 

  • Desertification

  • Coasts 

  • Rivers

  • Climate Change

  • Ecosystems

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