The Geography department at Rockwood Academy is committed to allowing students to discover and apply the knowledge they have achieved to help them become global citizens, environmentalists and scientists by helping them to understand the human impacts on the environment and the places around them.

  • To provide students with opportunities to understand the world around them, the challenges it faces and their place within it.
  • To enable students to be globally and environmentally informed, thoughtful and enquiring citizens
  • To provide opportunities for students to learn outside the classroom.
Head of Department

Head of Department: Miss S Taj

Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Map skills
  2. Map skills
  3. Ecosystems
  4. Ecosystems
  5. Fantastic places
  6. Fantastic places
Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Physical hazards
  2. India
  3. Africa
  4. Megacities
  5. Rivers
  6. Fair trade
Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Tourism
  2. Tourism
  3. Changing economic world-development gap
  4. Changing economic world-development gap
  5. Challenge of natural hazards
  6. Challenge of natural hazards
Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Challenge of natural hazards
  2. Changing economic world-development gap
  3. Changing economic world-development gap
  4. The living world
  5. The living world
  6. Field work- human geography
Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  1. Field work- physical geography
  2. Economic futures in the UK
  3. Changing urban areas
  4. Changing urban areas
  5. Physical landscapes in the UK
  6. Challenges of resource management
Recommended resources and reading books

AQA GCSE Geography: 9-1 Course Revision guide
AQA Cool Geography
BBC Bitesize

Qualification, Examination and Assessment

Paper 1 Living with the physical environment:
The challenges of natural hazards
The living world
River landscapes in the UK
Coastal landscapes in the UK
1 hour 30 minutes 35%

Paper 2 Challenges in the human environment:
Urban issues and challenges
The changing economic world
Resource management
Water management
1 hour 30 minutes 35%

Paper 3 Physical landscapes in the UK
Physical geography fieldwork
Human geography fieldwork
1 hour 15 minutes 30%