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In Geography, there are five key areas of opportunity to develop you super-curricular knowledge for studying Geography at a higher level. 

1. Online Lectures and videos

2. Recommended reading

3. Fieldwork

4, School trips

5. Case studies

1. Online lectures and videos

Click on one of the links below to view

Deepen your knowledge of the Challney Curriculum by clicking on one of the links below:

 Where can Geography take you?! Endless career opportunities!

 How megacities are changing the map of the world

What if gentrification was about healing communities instead of displacing them

Why This 3D-Printed House Will Change The World

This is Africa’s First

The fascinating (and dangerous) places scientists aren't exploring

Are we running out of water?

Getting Ready for KS5 (A Level) Geography

The best stats you’ve ever seen

Global population growth, box by box

2. Recommended reading 

Each day there is something on the news, in magazines, books, television documentaries about poverty, natural disasters, political events, political changes, global and local differences, and even new technologies.

Below is a list of reading all around geography. It is a combination of books, articles and websites.


  • Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics Paperback by Tim Marshall

  • Geography: Ideas in Profile by Danny Dorling & Carl Lee

  • What is radical about geography by Danny Dorling

  • How I Learned to Understand the World by Hans Rosling

  • Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by  Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Hans Rosling, and Ola Rosling

Digital newspapers, magazines and websites

 The Economist 


New Scientist 

The British Geographers 

Royal Geographical Society 

National Geographic 

Geographical Association


3. Fieldwork


Independent fieldwork/trips

Forbes - The 25 Top World Destinations To Visit In 2022 According To National Geographic

Sustainable destinations for 2021 and beyond 

Fieldwork is an essential feature of geography because it provides a ‘real-world’ prospect for students to progress, extend their geographical thinking, and add value to classroom experiences. All GCSE students are now required to participate in two field trips. The exam specification asks that students collect a range of primary and secondary data. As a result, we have organised a field trip for each class in year 9 and 10 to conduct an urban transect study of human and physical fieldwork.

Generally, learning outside of the classroom helps adolescents to develop a real understanding of what place and environment by opening their young people’s minds to what is around them. 

 4. School trips 


Year 7’s – The Royal Park

Year 8 – Kew Gardens

Year 9 – Kew Gardens / the Royal Park and Dorset

Year 10 – Stratford (London) and Southend on sea



5. Case studies 


Case Studies on Volcanoes and Earthquakes


Case Studies on Coasts


Case Studies on Development



Southend Field Work