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?

Year 11 rivers trip

Our Year 11 geography trips to the River Wyre will take place on the 3rd and 4th of October. Pupils will be investigating how the river changes along its course as part of their preparations for exam paper 3.   





GCSE Results 2018

  • 76.4% of all students achieved a grade 4-9 
  • 37% of all students achieved a grade 7-9 (placing our results in the top 20% in the country). 



Mrs A. Reynolds (Joint Curriculum Leader)

Mrs A. Clare (Joint Curriculum Leader)

Mrs L. Turpin 

Miss G. Gray 

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 7 - takeaway homework