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Broadwater School



Teachers: Ms Cecilia Davey, Mr Dylan Jackson and Ms Ruth Till

Department: HUMANITIES

Humanities Subject Leader: Miss Alice Livingstone

Geography is a dynamic subject that allows students to build an awareness and appreciation of the human and physical world. We plan to inspire a sense of awe and instil an appreciation of diverse places, people and resources so that our students become active participants in our planet's future.

Homework tasks can be viewed on the showmyhomework website

Geography and Information Technology 

The department uses  GIS (Geographical Information Systems) to assist decision-making in tasks. For example: where to place flood protection or new residential areas. The Internet will be used as an important research tool to provide up-to-date case study information and viewing weather around the world with real time webcams.  

Educational Visits
Experiences outside the classroom are an integral part of Geography, and we will be expanding the access we give of this to our students. Fieldwork opportunities range from local trips to investigations within the school grounds. Recent opportunities have involved studying the River Tillingbourne, assessing microclimate around the school and a trip to Alice Holt Forest. Geography students have also had the opportunity to attend workshops such as COP  meetings at the local council chambers.

As a department, we are members of the Geographical Association which has allowed us to enter teams in previous year’s Worldwise Quiz.

British Values 

Humanities Department

British Values


Within the humanities subjects, we foster a sense of interest and pride in British values and what it means to be British. The humanities subjects are well placed to support students’ understanding of the British values.

In history, we teach about Britain’s role as a global power and how attitudes have changed towards democracy, society, race and conflict. Our curriculum strives to highlight diverse history and explain the context for Britain’s modern society today.

In geography, we discuss migration and population in the modern world. Students are encouraged to look beyond headlines and examine facts to identify that Britain has been built by fairness, tolerance and acceptance of migrants moving here to build a better life and make positive contributions to British society.

As a multi faith society, philosophy, religion and ethics (PRE) has a crucial role to play in upholding the key British value of freedom of expression. Students study the major religions as well as posing ethical and philosophical questions to challenge, understand and reflect on their own and others’ ideas.

We believe that through the teaching in humanities, students can effectively explore what their role is in a modern and rapidly changing society.  This in turn enables our students to become pillars of society and ensure that we are educating students for life.

British Values in humanities will enable students to

  • Distinguish right from wrong
  • Allow them to contribute to society
  • Acquire knowledge of the way Britain works outside the classroom
  • Ensure students can demonstrate and promote tolerance and empathy amongst a range of traditions, cultures and religions
  • Respect one another
  • Understand their role in society and democracy

Key Stage 3 

Click HERE to see the Key Stage 3 Geography Curriculum Map – 2023/2024

Key Stage 4

Geography is popular choice at GCSE enabling pupils to study a range of topics from across Human, Physical and Environmental areas. This allows our pupils to gain a broad understanding of the world around them, the processes within this which are impacting on our day to day lives and appreciate their place within our global village.

Topics: Restless Earth, Battle for the Biosphere, Climate and Change, Water World, Coastal Change, Extreme Environments, Population Dynamics, Consuming Resources, Challenges of the Urban Environment, Changing Settlements of the UK, Development and Dilemmas and Globalisation.

Click HERE to see the Broadwater - Key Stage 4 Geography Curriculum Map 

Click HERE to see Key Stage 4 Geography course reader

GCSE Exam Specification:

Students follow the Edexcel Specification A GCSE. 

The link below will take you to exam papers where practice papers can be downloaded.

Key Stage 4 Revision Resources 

Textbooks/revision guides:

A revision guide can be published from Pearson or Amazon

Edexcel GCSE Geography Specification A


There is also an accompanying workbook which has further exam questions

ISBN: 9781292133737

The textbook used in lesson time is also available to purchase direct from the publisher.

ISBN: 9781446927755

Websites: (also an app)

Red revision documents:

Students will be given a number of additional revision materials throughout year 11.