Geography studies people and places, helping students to understand the world around us so we can lead happier lives and look after our planet. In Year 7 students develop important skills that will lay the foundations for study at GCSE, while studying topics including mapping, settlements, dangerous rivers and the UK – the country you live in. Year 8 sees students examine Europe, looking at tourism, population and development, followed by a unit on challenges the whole planet faces. Year 9 units look at the living world, cities, money, resources and natural hazards, with students completing two pieces of field work, one on rivers and the other on cities.