Welcome to the geography department. We are a small department and are comprised of caring staff who strive to ensure all students achieve their potential. We work hard to make lessons fun and relevant to today’s world. Our courses give students access to modern world issues at a range of scales, from local to global. We make use of modern resources e.g. web based and GIS (geographical information systems) and carry out a number fieldwork trips across all Key Stages.

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Miss E Benson

Head of Department

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Mr M Griffith

Teacher of Geography

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Key Stage 3

The Geography course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE course in Key Stage 4. Year 7 and 8 Geography at Outwood Academy Danum offers students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues in a fun, exciting and interactive way. Each unit that students study has been chosen because of its relevance to our understanding of and interaction with the twenty first century world.

Students are encouraged to ask questions and interpret a wide variety of sources of information and our students develop a diverse range of skills throughout the course.

Students learn to work collaboratively and develop confidence in debate and discussion, in presenting to their peers and in using resources like images, maps and data to investigate issues and places.


If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Miss Benson (Head of Department)

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE (9-1) in Geography

In Key Stage 4 students study for the AQA GCSE Geography. This course is based around both Human and Physical Geography. Topics studied include: Natural Hazards (Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Hurricanes), Economic Change, Resource Management, Urban Issues and Ecosystems. Throughout the course, students will carry out a number of field trips. The course is assessed in three exams which tests knowledge and skills.

AQA GCSE Geography is assessed in the following way:


If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Miss Benson (Head of Department)


Key Stage 5

AQA GCE A Level Geography

At Key Stage 5 we offer A level Geography. This course aims to build on the student’s knowledge and understanding developed during Key Stage 4. Students study the AQA A level course.

This engaging and flexible course gives students the opportunity to:

• engage with the relationship of human populations to each other over space and time
• study the relationship between human populations with their physical environment at a variety of scales from the local to the global
• consider their own role in relation to themes and issues being studied and the roles, values and attitudes of others including decision makers

AQA GCE A Level Geography is assessed in the following way:


If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Miss Benson (Head of Department) or Mr Haveron

Enrichment Opportunities for Geography

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.