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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Geography Year 10

Geography prepares for the world of work - geographers, with their skills of analysis are highly employable!"               - Michael Palin (previous President of the Royal Geographical Society)


At Carshalton High School for Girls we study AQA GCSE Geography. The course explores a wide variety of themes that include physical, human and environmental aspects of the world around us. Students are encouraged to learn about processes and the links between cause and effect. These skills not only help our students develop in this subject area but also that of other subject areas. Geography has much scope for cross-curricular opportunities in learning.

Study of this course will give students of all backgrounds the opportunity to develop: communication skills, graphical and cartographical skills, technological skills, including ICT and GIS, interpersonal skills through debate and discussion, literacy and numeracy skills, problem-solving skills and entrepreneurial skills and awareness of career possibilities.

In Year 10 students study:

The Living World

Students have a look at ecosystems that exist at a range of scales and then they focus on tropical rainforests and cold environments as contrasting ecosystems.

Urban Challenges

This unit looks at how more and more people are living in urban areas and cities.  The unit will focus on two case studies: Lagos in Nigeria and London in the UK.

The topics that we investigate include: the global pattern of urban change, urban growth in Nigeria, urban challenges in the UK and sustainable development of urban areas.


Students will take part in two data collection field trips in order to prepare them for their Paper 3 in the summer examinations.


Students study a number of case studies to illustrate the real life application of the theory.  Geography is a current and topical subject!