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Geography

Geography helps you to make sense of the world around you. It’s relevant, hands on and enjoyable. From architecture to politics, business to public services, Geography guides important decisions. The physical landscape frames the debates happening today and our future. Historically, studying Geography has been associated with navigation skills, physical landscapes, and spatial thinking. Today, however, it goes far beyond this. In the face of climate change and environmental challenges, Geography skills are in demand.

“Geography encourages us to zoom out and pick apart the complex web of connections that makes our world.”

Max, Subject Specialist

Our Approach

The Geography national curriculum includes a good mix of topics such as urban issues, world development, extreme environments, rivers and hazards. Our secondary school scheme of work is divided into two streams: Physical Geography and Urban Geography. We deliver engaging lessons which bring Geography to life. Our students enjoy learning new skills such as computer-based mapping (GIS), map reading, presenting, role play and debating techniques. Through fieldwork, relevant documentaries and podcasts, our students study Geography in the real-world and discuss current affairs.

Exam Boards

We have experienced teachers with knowledge of the following exam boards:

  • AQA
  • Edexcel GCSE
  • Edexcel IGCSE – recommended for private candidates
  • OCR
  • International Baccalaureate

Wider Reading

We encourage students to explore Geography beyond the national curriculum. Students considering a Geography undergraduate degree should be up to date with current debates and the latest academic research. Our Geography specialists recommend these resources to get you started:

  • How can we design cities to improve resource-use efficiency?
  • How can data inform urbanisation?
  • What are the ten most effective strategies to tackle climate change?
  • How can governments incentivise recycling?
  • How is city design affecting equality?
  • What can developing countries learn from developed urban areas?
  • What redistribution strategies can be used to tackle food security?
  • What is the role of GM in securing food supplies?

Our Subject Specialists

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Hannah L

"Future generations face unprecedented socio-economic and environmental challenges. Geography has never been more relevant."
Hannah teaches Geography at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. She is a qualified teacher and Teach First ambassador. She holds a Geography degree and PGCE from University College London. Hannah works as a private tutor and is developing Key Stage 4 resources for The Golden Circle.
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Calum

"Geography leads to a greater understanding of cultures and societies worldwide."
Calum is a Head of Geography at a school in South West London. He has eight years of teaching experience, specialising in Geography, and holds a PGCE from Exeter University. In addition to his role as a Geography teacher, Calum leads the school’s Gifted and Talented programme. He holds an BA and MA from the St Andrews University.
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Abdurrahman

"Geography is about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents."
Abdurrahman holds a degree in Human Geography from University College London. Following this, he completed his PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme, specialising in Geography. Abdurrahman holds 4 years classroom experience, teaching Geography across Key Stage 3 – 5. Alongside his role as a classroom teacher at a South London school, he also holds the role of Head of Geography.
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