"The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together."
Barack Obama


In Geography, our intent is for the curriculum to promote a curiosity about the world in which our students live.  The curriculum will enable our students to be confident to understand and ask questions about the world around them. Whether students choose to continue studying Geography beyond Key Stage 3 or not, we want them to take a responsible attitude towards the world and adopt a lifelong interest in Geography. We will support our learners to develop skills that are transferable across all subjects and employment in later life, developing their knowledge to enable them to thrive in and beyond lessons. Our goal is for learners to leave Atlantic Academy with the ability to ‘think like a geographer’ and be inspired to continue the study of Geography Post-16.


Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
EYFS All about Me Heroes & Influencers Once upon a time Light and Dark Plants and Growth Seasides
Year 1 Our Portland, Our Ocean Crackles and Burns Castles: Queen Elizabeth II Rainforest Jurassic Coast Toys
Year 2 The United Kingdom The Great Fire of London Victorians Poles Apart Exploring Africa People  Who Changed the World
Year 3 Villages, Towns and Cities Stone Age Shang Dynasty Mountains, Volcanoes and Earthquakes Ancient Egypt Water, Weather and Climate
Year 4 Destination Europe Ancient Greece Survival Roman Britain Energy and Sustainability Vikings
Year 5 Slums Mediaeval Monarchs Mayans Rivers Migration The Middle East
Year 6 Schools across the ocean 20th Century Conflict The Rise of British Innovation It takes all sorts to make a world Revisit Schools across the ocean Fighting for Rights
Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Y7 Without Geography, You’re Nowhere!  Terrible Tectonics!  The Uneven World 
Y8 The Amazing Amazon The Magnificent Dorset Coast Why should we be concerned about climate change?
Y9 An Exploration of the Eastern World Population Pressure  GCSE Topic 1: The Challenge of Natural Hazards (AQA)
Y10 GCSE Topic 2: Physical Landscapes of the UK – Rivers  (and Coasts (AQA)  GCSE Topic 3: Urban Issues and Challenges (AQA)  GCSE Topic 4: The Challenge of Resource Management (AQA) 
Y11 GCSE Topic 5: The Changing Economic World (AQA) (DMc) GCSE Topic 6: The Living World (AQA) (DMc) Revision for paper 1 and 2 and Prep for Paper 3 (DMc/NRo)


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