Bingley Grammar School


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Geography teaches about the earth’s places, peoples, environments and societies. The department aims to inspire students to understand and explore the rapidly changing but ever amazing planet they live on.

We aim to produce students who are well equipped for the wider world of work and university but also for life as a global citizen. We encourage our students to be analytical, problem solvers, flexible, well rounded thinkers and decision makers who are socially, environmentally and economically aware. 


Students have opportunities to explore the local area and further afield on a variety of field trips.  Year 8 visit the Yorkshire Dales National Park for a look at impact of tourism and the features of classic limestone scenery.  At GCSE students spend 2 days in the field looking at both human and physical Geography data collection techniques.  At A-level students have 4 days of field work including the Holderness Coast, Leeds and Bradford for their individual investigation data collection.

Residential trips abroad we currently run include; an annual Yr 10 trip to Sorrento, Italy to experience Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius and the beautiful island of Capri and a sixth form trip to Iceland.


Internal assessments are completed at the end of topics each half term.

GCSE Specification is AQA

A-level Specification is AQA

Curriculum Overview

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Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Autumn Term:

  • Introducing Geography
  • Geography of the UK

Spring Term:

  • The Development Gap
  • Weather & Climate

Summer Term:

  • Resource Management
  • Natural Hazards

Autumn Term:

  • Tectonic Hazards
  • Urbanisation

Spring Term:

  • Coasts
  • Resource Management

Summer Term:

  • Ecosystems
  • The Middle East

Autumn Term:

  • Tourism
  • Japan

Spring Term:

  • Globalisation
  • The Cryosphere

Summer Term:

  • Natural Hazards
  • Geographical enquiry

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn Term:

  • Paper  1A: Challenge of Natural Hazards
    - Tectonic Hazards
  • Paper  1A: Challenge of Natural Hazards
    - Weather Hazards
    - Climate Change

Spring Term:

  • Paper  1B: The Living World
    - Ecosystems
    - Tropical Rainforests
    - Cold Environments
  • Paper  1C: Physical Landscapes in the UK
    - River Landscapes

Summer Term:

  • Paper  1C: Physical Landscapes in the UK
    - Coastal Landscapes
  • Paper  3: Field Work

Autumn Term:

  • Paper 2: Section A: Urban Issues & Challenges
    - Urbanisation
    - Opportunities and Challenges in HIC/NEE Cities
    - Sustainable Urban Living

Spring Term:

  • Paper 2: Section B: The Changing Economic World
    - Measuring development
    - Reducing the development gap
    - NEE Case study (India)
    - The changing UK economy

Summer Term:

  • Paper 2: Section C: The Challenge of Resource Management
    - Food, Water and Energy
  • Paper 3: Section A: Pre-released Material Preparation
  • Revision

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