Sir Graham Balfour School

A member of Insight Multi-Academy Trust


Curriculum Intent

In Geography we aim to develop our students as problem solvers with the ability to think critically about a contemporary geographical issue, and make informed decisions about potential solutions to these issues in order to help them develop as global citizens in the 21st century.

Through the curriculum we teach, we aim to develop conceptual understanding of key concepts such as criteria, causality, actions, sustainability, scale, risk, inequality and interdependence as well as key geographical skills such as cartographic; fieldwork; graph, numeracy & statistical skills and synoptic skills. Our curriculum has been chosen to develop student’s ability to understand the complex differences and links between human and physical dynamics at a range of places, spaces and scales.

We want students to develop the skills to investigate, analyse and evaluate contemporary issues critically both in the classroom and in the field. We aim to develop students’ understanding of the world’s dynamic processes, challenges and futures and the contexts in which they exist. Our curriculum is designed to be relevant, engaging and exciting, providing hands on experiences to understand contemporary issues, inspiring individuals with the subject and where it can take them.

We strive to provide an education for life and living, where individuals are socially and environmentally sensitive and well informed to become responsible citizens of the 21st century, who have the potential to make a positive difference.

Key Stage 4 Exam Specification:

  • AQA GCSE Geography

Key Stage 5 Exam Specification:

  • Edexcel A Level Geography



Sir Graham Balfour School
North Avenue
ST16 1NR

For Sat Nav directions:

ST16 1NJ


01785 223490