Miss Murphy - Head of Department
Miss Blake - Assistant Headteacher 
Ms Gallagher - KS3 Progress and Achievement 
Miss Woolley - KS4 Progress and Achievement 
Mr Flaxman - Senior Deputy Headteacher
Miss Kamaly
Miss Jasper

Department Overview

The Geography curriculum at Barking Abbey gives pupils powerful knowledge where they are taken beyond what they already know in everyday life. We study a range of physical, human and environmental topics which transforms their ability to understand and engage with the world.

At the end of their schooling our pupils are able to use the knowledge they have gained and apply it to new settings so they can analyse, make informed judgements and participate in global issues.

Curriculum Content
Key Stage 3


  • World Geography & Map Skills
  • UK
  • Water
  • Weather & Climate
  • Ecosystems
  • Geographical Enquiry: How can we improve the open space in our school?


  • Population
  • Urbanisation
  • Asia
  • Ice
  • Arctic Region
  • Geographical Enquiry: To what extent is my school sustainable?


  • International Development
  • Africa
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Coasts
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Geographical Skills
Key Stage 4 – GCSE GEOGRAPHY (OCR B Geography for Enquiring Minds)

Paper 1: Our Natural World

  • Global Hazards
  • Changing Climate
  • Ecosystems
  • Distinctive Landscapes
  • Fieldwork project on Walton on the Naze

Paper 2: People and Society

  • Urban Futures
  • Dynamic Development
  • UK in the 21st Century
  • Resource Reliance
  • Fieldwork project on the Olympic Park

Paper 3: Geographical Exploration

A decision making paper based on the topics and skills covered for Paper 1 & 2

Key Stage 5 – A LEVEL GEOGRAPHY (Edexcel)


  • Tectonic Processes and Hazards
  • Coastal Landscapes and Change
  • Globalisation
  • Regenerating Places


  • Super Powers
  • Health, Human Rights & Intervention
  • The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
  • The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security

Unit 4 – Coursework

Independent Investigation – students choose a topic linked to the course and conduct fieldwork and research to produce a 3000-4000 word report 

Geography - GCSE
Geography - A Level

"Geography is a subject which holds the key to our future."

Michael Palin