24th March 2020

The Hollingworth VLE is currently working again after Firefly undertook maintenance on the site to investigate the issue. We are also looking into alternative provision to online learning, should we continue to experience problems. Many thanks for your patience.


The three rooms are each fitted with state of the art facilities such as Interactive Whiteboards and Visualisers. Each room also has either a suite of computers and/or access to laptops, which are accessible to pupils both within lessons and after school to assist with independent learning and homework.

A variety of IT equipment is also used: digital anemometers, flipcams and GPS handheld devices, as well as a range of fieldwork equipment.

The Curriculum

Key Stage 3

Pupils will complete three assessments per year in a variety of human and physical geography topics.

Year 7 Curriculum Plan

Year 8 Curriculum Plan

Year 9 Curriculum Plan

Key Stage 4

Pupils in Years 10 & 11 receive three one hour lessons a week with homework once a week. The two year course is a full GCSE in Geography with the AQA examination board, which is assessed through examination only. Progress is tracked and monitored in accordance with agreed procedure. Pupils complete a range of both formal and informal assessments in the form of extended writing activities in class, as well as mock and real examinations.

GCSE Courses for Geography

Subject Key Stage 4
Geography AQA GCSE Geography (8035)

Extended Curriculum

Geography Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Revision/Catch-up Sessions

For upper school, the Geography department organises support sessions over several hours in a week, whereby intensive revision programmes, assessment guidance and mentoring support is offered. All year groups can access the computers and internet facilities which are always available for pupils to use.


The Geography department runs a variety of fieldwork in KS3 and KS4. In Year 8, students will visit Blackpool to study coastal management. At GCSE, students will visit SportCity in East Manchester and complete river fieldwork at Daisy Nook Country Park. Additionally, every two years we run an optional trip to the Bay of Naples where we visit Pompeii and climb Mt. Vesuvius – an active volcano. We also study coastal formations around Capri and Sorrento.