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Welcome to the Geography Department

Geography Department Vision

Kingswood Academy Geography Department aims to foster a spirit of enquiry and continual improvement, whilst broadening students' knowledge and understanding of the planet Earth and its peoples.  We strive to provide outstanding learning experiences for all while challenging pupils' thinking and equipping them with a range of practical skills ready for the future.

Meet the Geography Team

Geography Curriculum

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Year 7

Map skills, our local area and the United Kingdom

Natural Disasters

Weather and climate


Year 8

Risking it all


Our footprint

Going Green


Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Year 9

Getting exam ready – skills unit

OCR B: Distinctive Landscapes

Global Hazards

Year 10

OCR B: Global Hazards

UK in 21 Century

Urban Futures

Dynamic Development


Year 11


Changing Urban Environments


The Coastal Zone

How do we assess students in Geography?

In KS3 students are formally assessed at the end of each unit, this information is used to inform their Learning Cycle grade.  The test follows a similar format to the GCSE papers giving pupils the opportunity to become used to the format.  In addition to this every three weeks, student work is assessed and given the opportunity to respond to feedback.

KS4 students are tested throughout the units as they are split down into smaller topics e.g. within Distinctive Landscapes there are tests on Rivers, Coasts and Geology.  There is also an end of topic test that covers the whole unit and follow the same structure as the final exam.  All of this information is used to inform the Learning Cycle grades.   As students complete more of the course they are tested on everything they have learnt so far within each end of unit exam.  In addition to this every three weeks, student work is assessed and given the opportunity to respond to feedback.

Examination Information


Paper 1, 37.5%, 1 hour 30 minutes, 22nd May 2017 - pm

Question 1: The Restless Earth, Question 5: Water on the Land, Question 7: The Coastal Zone

Paper 2, 37.5%, 1 hour 30 minutes, 6th June 2017 – pm.

Question 1: Population Change, Question 2: Changing Urban Environments, Question 6: Tourism

Controlled Assessment: 25% Investigating the long river profile of the River Esk.


Homework Expectations

KS3 (year 7 and 8) homework is set fortnightly

KS4 (year 9,10 and 11) homework is set weekly.

Recommended Revision Guides

A bespoke revision guide based on our case studies will be provided.  This is also good:

Image result for GCSE OCR B revision guide 1-9

Head of Geography

Mr. J. White