Curriculum Statement:

The world as we know it is not ‘given’ and it can and it will change. - Lambert et al.

Knowledge in Geography

Geography is a sprawling, hybrid discipline that spans both the natural and social sciences. Knowledge in geography:

  • Provides students with new ways of thinking about the world using ‘big ideas’ such as Place, Space and Interconnection.
  • Provides students with powerful ways of analysing, explaining and understanding the world.
  • Gives students power over their own knowledge- students need to know about the discipline and how knowledge has been developed and tested.
  • Enables students to follow and participate in debates in significant local, national and global issues.
  • Takes students beyond their own experience. This knowledge of the world contributes strongly to students’ general knowledge.

Curriculum features:

Geography at Falmouth aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to be successful global citizens. We want our students to appreciate the ever-evolving nature of Geography as an academic discipline.

Students will work out how the world works and how it can and will change in the future.

Students will learn about places that are outside of their own experience, they will develop their understanding of the world’s diversity of environments, peoples, cultures and economies. Students will develop a global ‘open mindedness’ so that they can challenge stereotypes and understand the fluidity of key ideas and concepts. In their lessons, students will view the world objectively and go beyond their everyday experience.

Students will be encouraged to develop a deep and descriptive conceptual world knowledge that enables them to explain relationships in both the natural and human realms. Students will then utilize the knowledge and be equipped with the tools to think through alternative social, economic and environmental futures for a range of places.

Year 7:

Students study: Settlement; Africa; Coasts and Development

Year 8:

Students study: Extreme environments; Economic world; Rivers and Climate change.

At Key stage 4:

Students study; The living World; Physical landscapes of the UK; Natural Hazards; Resource management; Economic World and changing Urban environments.

At key stage 5:

Students study: Globalisation; regeneration; tectonics, coasts, Superpowers, Health, Water and carbon.


Revision Resources

Paper 1:

Challenge of Natural Hazards (Booklet and Checklist)

Natural Hazards Revision Sheet

Physical Landscapes (Booklet and Checklist)

Climate Change Revision Sheet

The Living World (Booklet and Checklist)

The Living World Revision Sheet

Tectonics Revision Sheet

Weather Hazards Revision Sheet


Paper 2:

Changing Economic World (Booklet and Checklist)

Urban Issues and Challenges (Booklet and Checklist)

The Challenge of Resource Management (Booklet and Checklist)


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Click here for What We are Learning and Curriculum Programme Booklets

Head of Department:

Mr J Jenkins-Moore