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Welcome to

The Adeyfield Academy


Key Stage 3

What will be studied?

Geography is about everything and everywhere. Therefore, our intent through KS3 at The Adeyfield Academy is to plant the seed of curiosity and a fascination about the world and its people.

The curriculum will enable our young learners to develop knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Moreover, our curriculum aims at setting a foundation strong enough to build on at GSCE.

Since Geography is learned inside and outside the classroom, it is also our intent to promote responsibility towards the world we live in, to develop skills that are transferable across all subjects and employment later in life.

GCSE Geography

Exam Board: AQA

Specification Number: (8035)

Students will travel the world from their classroom, exploring case studies in the United Kingdom (UK), higher income countries (HICs), newly emerging economies (NEEs) and lower income countries (LICs). Geography is an academically robust subject which spans the social and physical sciences and promotes a lifelong interest and fascination in how the world works. It is part of the academic group of English Baccalaureate GCSE subjects and the Russell Group of universities has recognised A Level Geography as one of their preferred ‘facilitating subjects’; which supports an application into a wide range of undergraduate courses.

Course Content:

Geography at The Adeyfield Academy prepares students to take the AQA Geography GCSE exam. This exam tests students’ knowledge of both human and physical geography. Topics of study include climate change, poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use. Students will look at how people live in other parts of the world and compare this to their own lives. They will also have the opportunity to take part in field studies to get hands-on experience outside of the classroom.


Mode of Assessment:

Students will sit three written exams at the end of Year 11:

Paper 1: Living with the physical environment

Time: 1 hr 30 mins (35% of GCSE)

Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment

Time: 1 hr 30 mins (35% of GCSE)

Paper 3: Geographical applications

Time: 1 hr 15 mins (30% of GCSE)

Get in touch

Miss Sam Rogers, School Business Manager

Hemel Hempstead

(01442) 406020