Geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps our students at Broughton to make sense of a complex and ever-changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how populations and their physical environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, cultures and environments are interconnected.

...suddenly it becomes more than a subject. Geography becomes the knowledge. The knowledge of the planet, how everything works and how it is all inter-connected. It becomes what geography has always been for me - a fusion of the power of the imagination and the hard truths of science. Geography is all about the living, breathing essence of the world we live in. It explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?

Michael Palin, 2007

Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Geography

You will travel the world from the classroom, exploring case studies in the United Kingdom (UK), higher income countries (HICs), newly emerging economies (NEEs) and lower income countries (LICs). Topics of study include climate change, poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use. You will also be encouraged to understand your role in society, by considering different viewpoints, values and attitudes.

The Geography Department at Broughton pride ourselves on the wide variety of learning techniques used in our lessons. Activities include everything from extended writing exercises to modelling glacial growth with marbles and drainpipes! Lessons are planned and refined from student feedback so that learning is effective and meaningful for everyone.

Geography Department Staff

  • Mrs R Wortley - Head of Geography
  • Mr C Lord - Specialist Teacher of Geography
  • Mr T Nayler - Specialist Teacher of PE with Geography


Year 7 ... 2 hours per week ... approx. 72 hours

Year 8 ... 1 hour 20 minutes per week ... approx. 52 hours

Year 9 ... 1 hour 20 minutes per week ... approx. 52 hours

Year 10/11 GCSE 2/3 or 3/2 hours per week ... approx. 170 hours

Geography Curriculum Statement

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Geography Curriculum Map/Journey

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How we assess in Geography

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