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

Year 7

Year 8

  • Introducing Geography
  • The Development Gap
  • Weather & Climate
  • Ecosystems
  • Resource Management
  • Natural Hazards
  • Tectonic Hazards
  • Urbanisation
  • Geographical Skills
  • Rivers & Coasts
  • Climate Change
  • Globalisation

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Japan (HIC Case Study)

Geographical Skills & Application

Paper 1: Section A: Challenge of Natural Hazards

  • Tectonic Hazards
  • Weather Hazards
  • Climate Change

Paper 1 : Section B: The Living World

  • Ecosystems
  • Tropical Rainforests
  • Cold Environments

Paper  1: Section C :Physical Landscapes in the UK

  • The UK physical landscape
  • River Landscapes
  • Coastal Landscapes

Paper 2: Section A: Urban Issues & Challenges

  • Urbanisation
  • Opportunities & Challenges in HIC/NEE cities
  • Sustainable urban living

Paper 3: Section A: Issue Evaluation

  • Urban Issues in Kolkata

Paper 3: Section B: Field Work

  • Red Beck River study
  • Generic field work skills

Paper 2: Section B: The Changing Economic World

  • Measuring development
  • Reducing the development gap
  • NEE Case study (India)
  • The changing UK economy

Paper 2: Section C: The Challenge of Resource Management

  • Food, water & energy issues in the UK
  • Global Energy issues

Paper 3: Section A: Pre-released Material Preparation