“The calling of Humanities is to make us truly Human in the best sense of the word.”

Our curriculum helps our Geographers develop a deep understanding of the processes and flows that shape our planet. We aim to ensure that our students can apply their knowledge, understanding and skills they have learnt to investigate the world they live in for themselves. Through a curriculum which responds to current challenges and issues, we aim to inspire our students to question the world around them. 

We recognise that Geographers are multi-talented people and through both our KS3 and KS4 curriculum we consider how the past influenced the present and how we might shape the future. Through debate and discussion we develop good oracy skills and are able to present both sides of an argument before reaching an informed decision. The curriculum gives our Geographers opportunities to become skilled at presenting and recording data, using maps and charts to analyse information. Our Geographers develop their IT skills and use of GIS systems to enhance their learning.  

By studying Geography we aim to look for answers to questions about the way our world works and how both humans and nature interact to make our world what it is today.

Key Stage 3: 

Students will be assessed on their world knowledge of locations, places and geographical features and how these change over time. Through geographical enquiry they will be assessed in their application of skills in observing, collecting, analysing, evaluating and communicating geographical information.


Assessment Window

Assessment Type (topic)

Year 7

8th January - 19th January 2024


Landmark assessment (Cold Environments)  

Year 8

25th September - 6th October 2023


Landmark assessment (Climatic Hazards)

Year 9

16th October - 3rd November 2023


Landmark assessment (The Middle East)


Key Stage 4 

For students opting to continue studies at KS4, the GCSE on offer is AQA Geography. 

We study the following:

  • Paper 1 - Living with the Physical Environment
  • Paper 2 - Challenges in the Human Environment
  • Paper 3 - Geographical skills and application  


Assessment Window

Assessment Type (topic)

Year 10

16th October - 3rd November 2023


 Resource management 

Year 11

6th November - 17th November 2023


Mock exam season 

At KS3 students complete home learning tasks once a fortnight using a variety of platforms, including SENECA and Google Classroom. This increases to once a week in KS4. Home learning tasks are designed to be linked to and build upon that which is covered in lessons.

Welcome to Geography at Trafalgar School. As a department, we aspire to utilise our expert knowledge and experiences to inspire our geographers to develop a curiosity for the complexities of the world. We aim to create knowledgeable and independent learners who possess a strong sense of respect and empathy in terms of the diverse global issues and challenges we face.  

We have an amazing team of geography teachers who are passionate about the subject they teach. Their commitment to ensure that all students enjoy engaging and challenging lessons is evident through their high quality teaching and the progress our students make.   


Laura Hudson- Roberts (Director of Humanties)

Matt Gronow

Alice Raeburn 

Ali Dudman

Luke Mallon

Cathy Seal