The units studied are as follows:
- Introduction to Geography: understanding the different aspects of human, physical and environmental geography.
- Population and Migration: understand why people move around the world. Thinking about the factors behind these moves.
- Impossible Places: understanding how sequences of events and activities in the physical and human world lead to change in places.
- Adventure Landscapes: understanding how sequences of events in the physical world lead to changes in places and landscapes.
- Development: understand that development is a complex issue and how it varies globally.
- Rivers and Flooding: understand the physical processes that shape rivers and think about how humans can manage rivers. This unit will include a study visit to the Forest of Dean to study river processes.
- Fantastic Places: understand and appreciate the fascinating world we live in.
- Globalisation and Fashion: explore how the world is connected and how the fashion industry is global.
- China: understand the social, economic, political and environmental dynamics of China.
- Ecosystems: describe and explain the characteristics of a forest environment, evaluating the impacts humans have on this ecosystem. This unit will include a study visit to Westonbirt Arboretum.
- Earthquakes and Volcanoes: understand tectonic processes and the impacts these processes have on humans.
- Weather and Climate: understand the complex ideas behind the world’s weather.
- Resourcing the Planet: explore how important it is to try and ensure we have enough resources globally.
- Icy World: examine the complex environment of Antarctica and consider the opportunities the continent presents for humans.
- India: to explore the physical and human Geography of India: an Asian Super Giant Awakens.
- Oceans: understand the physical and human processes that cause changes to the ocean ecosystems.
- Is the future sussed? A study of sustainable urban living including traffic management, a study of the sustainability of our local area and an evaluation of eco-towns and sustainable communities. This unit will include a local fieldwork investigation.