Curriculum Intent 

Geography intent

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Curriculum Journey 








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, by ensuring that 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 and students have three lessons per fortnight. Our aim is to provide students with an introduction to the key geographical concepts that are then revisited and built on as they progress. Students have the opportunity to take part in local microclimate fieldwork and explore how safe Cheshunt is from crime. Students will complete an end of topic assessment every half-term and will be required to act on feedback given to them by 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. Please see below for the six topics that students study across Year 10 and 11. Students will also learn a variety of geographical skills and have the opportunity to take part in two fieldtrips, a physical trip to Walton-on-the-Naze investigating the impact of groynes on longshore drift and a human trip to Stratford, London, where students will look into whether regeneration has been a success for the area. This will be assessed in Paper 3 - Geographical Applications & Skills.

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

Paper 1 - Living with the Physical Environment:

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

Paper 2 - The Challenges in the Human Environment are:

  • Urban Issues and Challenges
  • Changing Economic World
  • The Challenge of 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 -