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Humanities - Geography

Purpose of study

Through exploration of the Humanities subjects (History, Geography & Religious Studies) our students are taught how to think critically and creatively, to reason, to ask questions, to understand, to assess and interpret evidence. These skills allow our students to deepen their knowledge & understanding whilst developing an understanding of the environment, people, religion, cultures & events both past & present and how they shape the world we live in today.




We want our students to become resilient, independent, learners & critical thinkers by displaying a thirst for knowledge and understanding whilst developing skills that will enable them to communicate in an articulate and respectful manner culminating in them becoming positive Muslim role models who contribute effectively to society through a love of learning, understanding & sincerity whilst developing an understanding of the world we live in and the factors which affect them.


 Develop tolerance & understanding towards others

 Read, Analyse & Evaluate data presented

To explain how the processes of human and physical systems have arranged and changed the surface of the Earth.

 To recognise spatial distributions at all scales – local and worldwide – in order to understand the complex connectivity of people and places.

To understand global interdependence and to become a better global citizen

To understand the geography of past times and how geography has played important roles in the evolution of people, their ideas, places and environments.


Geography is crucial in developing students understanding of the issues that surround us today ranging from society, economies, culture and the environment. Students will develop an understanding of the earths landscape and its formation and why patterns of human & physical features differ from place-place. Students are also given the opportunity to explore the inequalities in the world. Students are also given the opportunity to partake in field work extended their learning beyond the class room.


Mr. R. Afzal – Teacher of History & Geography  and Humanities Co-ordinator

Mr. R. Maghrabi – Teacher of Geography & Deputy Headteacher

Mr. R.Dehnen – KS3 teacher of Geography

Key stage 3


Key Stage 3

Students will develop knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. They will examine the interaction between the physical landscape and environment and human activity. Topics include studies of regions and countries such as India, Russia, and Africa as well as processes such as weather and climate, rivers and flooding, urbanisation and globalisation.

At KS3 students begin with a unit looking at the formation of the earth both from a Geographical/Scientist & Islamic perspective followed by the study of map skills & co-ordinates. Students also learn to interpret and present data in various forms including graphs and tables. Case studies are used to exemplify topics such as population change and development and field work is undertaken in topics such as weather and climate and urbanisation.


 Understand the place we live in

 Provide clear reasons & logical arguments for change

 Assess the impact of change

Our connection with world

 Skills such as map reading, OS Map Symbols, Sketch Maps, use of four & six figure grid references, GIS systems & interpreting data.

Examine Physical & Natural elements of Geography

Comparative study of countries

 Speak clearly & confidently

 Work independently and in groups to develop wider skills

 Look at a range of countries from different continents to further deepen their understanding of different environments, people & cultures.

Key stage 4


Madani Boys School follows the AQA A Geography syllabus focusing on more the natural & physical aspects of the topic in Yr10. Students focus on the Physical aspects of Geography studying deserts, Glacial landscapes, physical landscapes within the UK, Natural & Tectonic Hazards, Weather hazards & climate change. In Year 11 students study Urban Issues & Challenges, The Changing Economic World, Challenge & Resource Management whilst completing Geography skills throughout Yr10 & Yr11 as well as a Field visit in Yr10 & Yr11 focussing on the physical& human aspect of Geography. Students are assessed by three written exams (Physical Geography, Human Geography, Geography Skills) at the end of year 11.

GCSE Geography (AQA)

Students will develop Geography Skills throughout their studies whilst focussing on the Physical & Human aspect of Geography – all to be tested by a GCSE examination at the end if Yr11.

Students study map skills, OS Symbols, sketch maps, data analysis, co-ordinates, and grid references.

Students will be prepared and well equipped for the next phase of their journey be it in employment or college.

Debates centring around the morals, ethics & impact frequently take place in light of the events studied

Links with the world, Islam & British Values

Students examine how these environments have been represented in cultural media. Focus then moves to where these environments are located in the world and the reasons for this along with any changes influenced by humans.

Students study the physical aspects of the environments including physical processes, climate, landscape and ecosystem. Candidates learn how different people use these environments, the challenges that the environments pose

How can I help my Son/Daughter?


: Regularly check your students’ planner for homework as well as using it as another form of communication with the school.

: Encourage reading at home

: Check your students homework

: Monitor your child’s revision

: Frequent communication with subject teacher

: Ensure you attend Parents evening

: Work with your child on the websites provided

: Undertake additional reading prior to lessons


Useful Websites 

Key dates:


Paper 1: Living with the physical environment (1h 30m):    22 May 2018

Paper 2: Challenges in the human environment (1h 30m): 05 June 2018

Paper 3: Geographical applications (1h 15m): 11 June 2018


Geography Map of Learning

Geography Map of Learning


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