Curriculum Intent 2021/2022


Curriculum Map 2021/2022


Curriculum Journey 2021/2022








Studying geography gives students an opportunity to learn about the natural processes that shape our planet, the cultural diversity of its inhabitants, as well as an opportunity to engage in a range of local, national and global issues.

There are five specialist geography teachers in the department. In geography lessons we encourage students to work and think independently and by ensuring our teaching is stimulating, varied and creative. In the department, we strongly believe that fieldwork is an essential component of the subject and students will have an opportunity to take part in a fieldwork activity in almost every year at Goffs Academy.


Key Stage 3 Geography

Geography is taught as an independent subject at Key stage 3. Students have three lessons per fortnight and are taught using an enquiry based approach. Students are able to take part in local microclimate fieldwork and explore how safe Cheshunt is from crime. There is a rigorous assessment policy in place which tests pupils every half term and progress is tracked from year 7 to 9. After every assessment students are required to complete their own progress tracker and act on the feedback they are given from their teacher.

For more information click on the year 7, 8 and 9 links below.


GCSE Geography

Students studying GCSE Geography follow the AQA SPECIFICATION. We study six topics in total, three for Paper 1 - Living with the Physical Environment, and three for Paper 2 - Challenges in the Human Environment. Pupils also complete a paper 3 – Geographical Applications & skills.

Please see the link below to the AQA website for this course:

The Living with the Physical Environment are:

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

The Challenges in the Human Environment are:

  • Urban Issues and Challenges
  • Changing Economic World
  • Resource Management


A Level Geography

At A-Level, we currently follow the AQA A-Level specification.  Students at A-Level study a variety of physical and contemporary human geography topics. In Year 13, students visit Stratford to focus on their NEA write up which is worth 20% of their A-Level mark. Please see below for the topics taught in each year.

Year 12 Topics:

1. Coasts

2. Changing Places

3. Hazards

4. Population

Year 13 Topics:

1. Non-Examined Assessment (Coursework worth 20%)

2. Global Systems and Governance

3. Water and the Carbon Cycle.

Please see the link to the AQA website for the course -