Going Global

WITHOUT Geography where would we be?

It’s a great big world out there and this is the subject that helps us to make sense of it.

Our planet is going through change at a breathtaking pace and over the next 50 years there will be a lot more. Geography explains these changes and helps us to prepare for them.

We look at how we interact with the environment and the global differences that help to shape our landscapes and cultures. We examine the society and economy of rich and poor countries. And we ask some big questions:

How do we provide for future generations?

How do we conserve, preserve and sustain?

Department Staff and Responsibilities

Miss H Smith – Teaching and Learning Manager Humanities, Teacher of Geography
Mr D Monaghan – Teaching and Learning Coordinator Geography
Miss Z Baybutt – Teacher of Geography
Mr T Rowe – Teacher of Geography
Linked Governor – Mrs Lynn Hayes

Key Stage 3

Year 7 – Topics:
Geographical skills, Africa, Russia, tourism

Year 8 – Topics:
Asia, tectonics, tropical rainforests, China, development and Place and Space

Year 9 – Topics:
Geology, coasts and hydrology, weather and climate, glaciation, crime, and Global issues

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE Geography

  • The challenge of natural hazards
  • The living world
  • Physical landscapes in the UK
  • Urban issues and challenges
  • The changing economic world
  • The challenge of resource management
  • Geographical applications and skills

Subject Intent and Learning Journey

The following link outlines what students will learn at each stage of their journey at Bedford in Geography. This includes the key knowledge, skills and concepts they will encounter through their exciting and aspirational journey in Geography. Geography Curriculum Intent and Learning Journey