Miss Murphy - Head of Department
Miss Woolley - KS4 Progress and Achievement 
Mr Flaxman - Senior Deputy Headteacher
Miss Jasper
Miss Kamaly


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 5 – A LEVEL GEOGRAPHY (Edexcel)


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


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

Michael Palin