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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.

Programme of Study



Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Making Connections

(Assessment Spain/France project)

Toolkit – map skills


Natural Environments

(Assessment-Rainforest enquiry + test)

Environmental concerns


Weathering and Erosion-rivers and floods


The Challenge of Natural Hazards


Controlled Assessment 2

(Assessment Dec/Jan mock-Paper 1)

(Assessment map skills test)

Weather and Climate

(Assessment – Weather enquiry)

(Assessment-Antarctica enquiry)



Coasts-GCSE module

(Assessment-Mock 1 Coasts)

The Living World


(Assessment Mar/Apr mock – Paper 2)


(Assessment – Majorca enquiry)



(Assessment-Kenya enquiry)

Hostile World-GCSE module, part 1

Physical Landscapes of the UK

Tourism continued

(Assessment-final exams)


Key Stage 5 Geography

AQA Scheme of Work

Physical Geography: Coastal Systems and Landscapes


AQA Scheme of Work

Human Geography: Changing Places

AQA Scheme of Work

Physical Geography: Hazards


Geography Skills Checklist


Modern Languages – (French & Spanish)

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Year 7 & Year 8

Years  9 - 11

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.

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.