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To create curious learners who can explain the dynamic world around them whilst equipping learners with a range of skills and fieldwork experience.

We have thousands of years of recorded observations and experiences about the world to pass on to the next generation. This combined wisdom of how the world works is our gift to students; it is their inheritance. With this inheritance comes the responsibility to seek to add to this body of knowledge themselves. Through an ambitious and sequenced curriculum, Geography at OSSMA will inspire students and give them a curiosity and fascination about the world in which they live.

Students will be equipped with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments which contribute to a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. By understanding key physical and human processes students will recognise that such processes bring about spatial variation and change over time allowing students to make informed and moral decisions about future choices of the Earth’s sustainability.

The OSSMA Geography curriculum provides procedural skills necessary to allow students to investigate the world around themselves but are transferable skills for future life. Essential skills such as Fieldwork, use of GIS systems, statistic manipulation, decision making, explanation, critical thinking and evaluation are all part of a mapped curriculum where skills overlap to enhance learning experiences.


Year 7:

Change and resilience Power Diversity and empathy Freedom
Skills UK Development of the World Rivers and Fieldwork


Year 8:

Social and moral Chaos Dreams and aspirations Dystopia and injustice Struggles
Brazil Tectonics Climate change China


Year 9:

Crime and injustice Tolerance and Extremism Relationships and tensions Environmental changes
The Mighty Dollar Resource Management Resource Management Coastal processes


Year 10:

The Living World
Urban Issues and Challenges
The Changing Economic World

Year 11:

Tectonic and Weather Hazards
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