The Geography Department at St Bede's Catholic High School fully supports the mission statement of the school. The curriculum outlined below is designed to encourage achievement in all students of all abilities. The department seeks to promote geography as a dynamic, exciting subject and believes students should enjoy geography and be exposed to a variety of teaching and learning styles. Through enjoyment of the subject they will be encouraged to aim for the highest standards in all that they do.

Key Stage 3

Geography at Key Stage 3 contributes to a broad and balanced curriculum which meets the needs of all students. We aim to give students the opportunity to study a wide range of topics throughout Key Stage 3 in the hope of fostering a passion and interest for geography and the world around them. Alongside this, students will develop a range of transferable skills that can be used in other areas of the curriculum. 

Please read our 'scheme of work overview' for more information.  

Key Stage 4

GCSE students are currently studying the AQA Specification. This course includes elements of human, physical and environmental Geography. In addition, we also cover a range of geographical skills, including map and graph work.

This course takes a linear approach, meaning that 100% of the total GCSE grade is achieved through three separate examinations at the end of Year 11.  

Course requirements

Paper 1: Living with the physical environment 

Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment

Paper 3: Geographical applications and skills 


The full exam specification can be found at:


The new specification (8035) recognises the vital role geography has in the 21st century curriculum enabling our students to appreciate the complexity of our world and the diversity of its environments, economies and cultures.


Field trips

As a department our aim is to bring the subject to life for our students. We try to do this through offering a wide range of trips. In Year 7 our students complete fieldwork for their settlement topic in Ormskirk town centre, in Year 9 they complete fieldwork on erosion at Formby beach and at GCSE our students currently complete fieldwork in Liverpool city centre and at the River Wyre.



What's New?

GCSE revision lessons

Revision sessions for Year 11 students are currently taking place with Mrs Turpin on a Thursday lunchtime and with Mrs Reynolds and Mrs Clare after school on Thursdays from 3.15 - 4.00pm. 

We strongly advise that students attend as many of these sessions as possible. 


Revision timetables

 Year 11 students have been provided with a 20 week revision timetable and activity plan. If students have misplaced their copy they must see their class teacher as soon as possible who will provide them with a new copy. 




GCSE Results 2017

78% of students achieved a grade A* - C.  


Mrs A. Reynolds (Joint Curriculum Leader)

Mrs A. Clare (Joint Curriculum Leader)

Mrs L. Turpin 

Mrs E. Gallagher 

Mrs L. Oates  

An overview of our schemes of work



Learning Programmes

 Year 7 learning programme term 2

Year 8 learning programme term 2

Year 9 learning programme term 2

Year 10 learning programme term 2

Exam Information

Year 11:

How exam questions are marked

Key exam terms

Revision websites and resources



Year 9 - Takeaway homework