“My geography teacher at school inspired me to a lifelong interest in geography and a curiosity about our world which has stayed with me through my life. Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. For me geography is a great adventure with a purpose.”

– Michael Palin


The themes we study in Geography are vital for our young people. The curriculum tackles key global issues in both human and physical geography and provides them with the skills and knowledge to contribute successfully to the contemporary world.

Ambitious and diverse topics challenge students to apply a range of transferable skills; interpretation, analysis, evaluation and map skills as well as the chance to work collaboratively through practical field study enquiries.

Geography ensures that students understand more of the world. We aim to develop  a broadminded and worldly crew for their onward journey on spaceship Earth. Global citizens who recognise issues and environments on a local, national and international scale, who feel confident in taking their place in the world. Through the lens of equality, social responsibility and challenges, students are empowered to become change-makers in an ever changing world.

Through encouraging an enquiring mind we seek to develop independent and resilient life-long learners.

Our KS3 Curriculum in Geography

What we study:






Passport To The World

Mapping Cornwall (OS Map skills)

Raging Rivers

Plate Tectonics

Arid Africa

China: A Newly Emerging Economy (NEE)





Sustainable Planet

Cornish Coasts

Cornwall Rocks!

Tropical Rainforests Issues

Middle East

Weather and MicroClimate Investigation




Mega City Growth and Issues

World Development Issues HIC,LIC and NEE

Nigeria: A Newly Emerging Economy (Introduction to the GCSE)

Urban Change in the UK

Death of the Town Centre? Local Fieldwork

Geographical Skills


Scheme of Assessment

Year 7


Comparing Countries


Locating continents, selected countries and key physical world features


OS Map Skills





Year 7


River Processes and Landforms


Plate Tectonics

Year 7


Horn of Africa case study


Desert Environments


China case study


Year 8


Climate Change


Renewable Energy decision making exercise

Year 8


Coastal Management decision making exercise


Sand Dune Environments





Year 8


Tropical Rainforests


Middle East case study


Microclimate Fieldwork investigation

Year 9


Migration decision making exercise


Shanty town decision making exercise


Development Issues data response



Year 9


Nigeria case study


Bristol Opportunities and Challenges

Year 9


Helston Fieldwork enquiry


Geographical Skills focus.