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Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy

Learning without limits


Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. Geographers explore both the physical properties of Earth's surface and the human societies spread across it. Never has there been a time where the study of Geography is more relevant than today.


At Saint John Houghton CVA all students in Year 7 to 9 will have the opportunity to explore the central themes of Geography that will help them to take their place in 21st Century as both UK, European and Global citizens. Physical Geography topics such as mapping, rivers and the role of flood management, weather, coastal processes and tectonics allow students to confidently explore how the world works. Human Geography themes such as population, migration, urbanisation and sustainability also engage students in learning about how people shape both society and the physical world in which we live.


At GCSE we follow the Eduqas Geography B Specification. This allows those students who continue to study Geography, the opportunity to develop their core knowledge of the subject and acquire a greater depth of Geographical skills. This includes developing the higher order of analysis, synthesis and   fieldwork skills, preparing our students for KS5 Geography.