Pupils start Year 7 by focusing on developing the essential skills required to become a good geographer. For example map reading, studying the different mediums geographical information can be presented in and learning the different sub-sectors that geographical information is divided into. With these skills behind them, pupils then study topics such as Settlement, Rivers, Earthquakes and Volcanoes, and the Geography of Football.
Year 8 begins with pupils studying Weather and Climate. Following this, pupils examine Ecosystems and engage in a trip to examine a local ecosystem. Subsequent to this pupils also study Population, Energy and Resources and the Geography of Crime. The latter helps them to develop an informed concern about the quality of the environment and the future of the human habitat. Thereby it enhances children's sense of responsibility for the care of the Earth and its people.
The topics studied in Year 9 are essentially human geography. The aim is to develop pupil’s geographical skills but also cross curricular knowledge. Therefore, there are elements of the course that focus on business, tourism and developing essay-writing skills. Pupils are also encouraged to express and justify their opinions about different geographical issues such as globalisation, world development, and the effects of tourism. Tourism is studied towards the end of the year and follows the IGCSE syllabus. This gives pupils an idea of what IGCSE work will be like and to see how they cope at this level so they can make a more informed decision about opting for the subject at IGCSE.