Humanities, MFL and Social Sciences Faculty


Subject Intent: 


'Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future' Michael Palin


The DFE statutory guidelines for Geography state that


“A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives”.


At St Thomas More Catholic Academy & Sixth Form College, the Geography department aims to engage pupils’ curiosity to investigate the world we live in. Pupils deepen their knowledge and understanding of the links between the environment and the society on a local and global scale. We focus on the core ideas of space, interdependence, human and physical processes, environmental impacts, sustainable development and cultural diversity.


Teaching will equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and physical and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.


The study of geography will develop pupils’ responsibility to become stewards of the world, created by God, in which they live.

Course Overview:

The Exam board and unit list for:



GCSE Exam Board: AQA(8035)


GCSE Unit List: Physical Geography, Human Geography, Geographical Applications and Skills


A-Level Exam Board: OCR(H481)


A-Level Unit List: Physical systems(01), Human interaction(02), Geographical debates(03), Investigative Geography(04/05)