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Nottingham Academy

Key Stage 3 Geography

At the Nottingham Academy, the Geography department have devised a well-rounded, interesting and current Key Stage 3 curriculum. You will study five topics in each year group, which will be delivered through a variety of means throughout the year:

Year 7

Amazing landscapes

The Geography of Nottingham

On the Map

Pole to Pole

Geography of Europe

Year 8

Unfair World

Wild Weather

Global fashion Industry

The Frozen Desert

7 Billion

Year 9



Olympic Legacy

Restless Earth

Discovering China


All of these topics help to build skills that are applicable both in and beyond the geography classroom:

- Communication

- Map reading

- Decision making

- Data collection

- Problem Solving

- Debating

- Researching

- Analysing

Assessments are made at least once a term in a variety of ways: Report writing, enquiry questions, decision making, solving mysteries, map skills and exam papers. All of these prepare pupils for further study at GCSE and beyond.