Chestnut Grove Academy
45 Chestnut Grove
Balham, London SW12 8JZ

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Geography Intent

The Geography curriculum enables us to use geographical knowledge to understand our place in the world and become more aware of our responsibility to create a sustainable planet.


Curriculum on offer

  1. KS3: Pupils study Geography for 2 hours per week and study the new National Curriculum.  Each year, pupils study a combination of physical and human topics and are assessed through long essays and knowledge based assessments.
  2. KS4: Pupils study the AQA Geography syllabus which is assessed through three examinations in Year 11; physical fieldwork is based upon a residential in the Peak District National Park and human fieldwork is about regeneration in London.
  3. KS5: Pupils study the AQA Geography syllabus.  Exams are rigorous and combine a mixture of short answer knowledge questions and extended essays.  As a Russell Group ‘facilitating subject’, A Level Geography is an ideal grounding for degree level study in a wide range of academic subjects.