Geography is a unique and captivating subject that bridges the social and natural sciences.

Although the physical environment may determine which human activities may occur in a landscape, ultimately humans are shaping and changing the physical landscape and it is through Geography, that students are able to learn and understand the impacts of these changes. At Hockerill Geography helps students to make sense of their immediate and more distant environments.  It helps students to develop an understanding of the processes that give rise to patterns and variety on the Earth's surface and to gain a better appreciation and understanding of the variety and interdependence of physical and human factors.  


We aim to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human geography.  


Our curriculum is designed around four key themes in Geography that begin in KS3 and progress throughout KS4 & KS5.

These create a structure for our teaching and help to generate the building blocks for the cognitive development of our students.  

Physical processes - The scientific study of the natural features of the Earth's surface, especially in its current aspects, including land formation, climate, hazards and distribution and characteristics of the world’s ecosystems.  

Human processes - The study of the different ways in which human societies develop and function in relation to their physical environment.  

Environmental studies – The study of how society impacts upon the natural environment and the consequences of these impacts. To examine how society can manage these consequences.  

Geographical skills – The progression in student’s abilities to understand and apply enquiry related skills. These include cartographic, mathematical, evaluative and GIS skills.