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Department vision

To help all pupils understand the world around them by making geography interesting, up to date, relevant, stimulating and enjoyable.

Department Aims

The Geography Department aims to provide students with a depth of knowledge, skills and experiences to help them understand and explain our complex and changing world.  The study of Geography focuses on the patterns, processes and relationships between people and their environments and to ensure they develop as responsible global citizens. 


Students have opportunities to develop a range of skills, including enquiry, decision making, thinking and problem solving, communication, literacy, numeracy and ICT. Pupils will become independent learners and gain confidence in making decisions about learning opportunities and career choices.

Geography at Key Stage 3

Year 8 –

  • What is Geography?

  • Map skills

  • Weather

  • Changing urban environments


Year 9 –

  • Economic activities

  • Globalisation and TNC’s

  • Weathering and erosion

  • Rivers

  • Map skills

  • World issues

Year 10 –

  • Volcanoes and earthquakes

  • Population

  • Migration

  • Tourism

  • Development


Geography at GCSE

Why do GCSE Geography?

GCSE Geography is a very popular choice for students in De La Salle. There are a lot of reasons why Geography is a good choice;


  • It helps develop knowledge and understanding of current events e.g. volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and hurricanes.

  • It helps us undertand the world around us and how we can live in it sustainably.

  • It helps pupils develop a range of useful skills such as map reading, data collection, ICT and problem solving.

  • It is a useful and desirable qualification for any university course.

  • It opens up a wide variety of career pathways e.g. architecture, law, leisure and tourism, estate agency, town planning and many more.

What is the GCSE course like?

The specification we follow is CCEA and consists of three units:

  • Unit 1: Understanding Our Natural World

  • Unit 2: Living in Our World

  • Unit 3: Fieldwork.



Geography at A Level

There are three units at AS level and three units at A2:

  • AS 1: Physical Geography

  • AS 2: Human Geography

  • AS 3: Fieldwork Skills and Techniques in Geography

  • A2 1: Physical Processes, Landforms and Management

  • A2 2: Processes and Issues in Human Geography

  • A2 3: Decision Making in Geography


Travel and Tourism

The Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Award in Travel and Tourism, is for learners who want to acquire knowledge and technical skills by exploring the aims of different travel and tourism organisations, the features of tourist destinations, how organisations meet customer requirements, and the influences on global travel and tourism as part of their Key Stage 4 learning.


There are three coursework units and one exam unit:


Unit 1: The UK Travel and Tourism Sector (Exam)

Unit 2: UK Travel and Tourism Destinations

Unit 3: The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience

Unit 4: International Travel and Tourism Destinations

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