Global Studies

Students are encouraged to develop linguistic skills by studying French or Spanish. The international theme is developed in a systematic study of geography.


Geography – Programme of Study

Year 7 (Key Stage 3)

  • Making Connections
  • (Assessment Spain/France project)
  • Toolkit – map skills
  • (Assessment map skills test)
  • Weather and Climate
  • (Assessment – Weather enquiry)
  • Tourism
  • (Assessment – Majorca enquiry)


Year 8 (Key Stage 3)

  • Natural Environments
  • (Assessment-Rainforest enquiry + test)
  • Environmental concerns
  • (Assessment-Antarctica enquiry)
  • Population
  • (Assessment-test)
  • Development
  • (Assessment-Kenya enquiry)


Year 9 (Key Stage 4)

  • Weathering and Erosion-rivers and floods
  • (Assessment-test)
  • Coasts-GCSE module
  • (Assessment-Mock 1 Coasts)
  • Hostile World-GCSE module, part 1


Year 10 (Key Stage 4)

  • The Challenge of Natural Hazards
  • The Living World
  • Physical Landscapes of the UK


Year 11 (Key Stage 4)

  • Energy
  • Controlled Assessment 2
  • (Assessment Dec/Jan mock-Paper 1)
  • Tourism
  • (Assessment Mar/Apr mock – Paper 2)
  • Tourism continued
  • (Assessment-final exams)


Key Stage 5 Geography

Physical Geography: Coastal Systems and Landscapes

Human Geography: Changing Places

Physical Geography: Hazards

Geography Skills Checklist


Modern Languages – (French & Spanish)

Year 7 & Year 8 (Key Stage 3)

The following topics are covered with the aim of providing a foundation for the requirements of the new GCSE.

  • Relationships, family and friends
  • Education
  • Leisure
  • Food and Drink
  • Home and Environment
  • Holidays

In both Year 7 and 8 there are dedicated fortnightly grammar lessons to build skills and knowledge in preparation for the rigours of GCSE.


Years  9 – 11 (Key Stage 4)

Students follow the new EDEXCEL GCSE course in either French or Spanish.  The course is designed to develop both linguistic and cultural understanding and so, by the end of the course, students should have a real flavour of the countries where their chosen language is spoken.  They will cover the following themes:

  • Identity and culture
  • Local area, holidays and travel
  • School
  • Future aspirations, study and work
  • The international and global dimension

They will also cover essential grammar points and develop their skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking as they work towards terminal exams in these four skills.  Students will be assessed regularly, according to the college assessment model and will also have fortnightly vocab tests.  We will be using the Pearson Activeteach materials alongside resources from EDEXCEL such as vocab books and speaking resources.  Students should also make regular use of vocab websites such as Memrise and Duolingo.


Further information about the programmes of study for Global Studies can be obtained from the Faculty Leader, Mr Darlington.

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