Geography Curriculum Intent
There has never been a more important time for students to study geography. From climate change to natural disasters, and from globalisation to social inequality, geography really is the subject for an ever changing and increasingly complex world. Fundamentally, geography is about finding patterns in the complexity of natural and human places and we aim to give our students a deep and secure understanding that enables them to make sense of the world.
As well as being an instruction manual for the present, geography is our students’ inheritance and it is therefore vital that we create global citizens that are aware of and understand the wider world – and their place in it. Our students can and will make a difference and we encourage them to develop the knowledge, skills and values they need to engage with the world in both the classroom and the field. Students achieve this through activities such as handling and analysing data, describing and explaining their thoughts and geographical processes through extended writing and learning to justify the decisions they make.
Curiosity – Pupils explore their place in the world, and discover the human and physical processes that shape the geographical landscape. Students will feel confident in questioning the world around them and discovering connections between ideas that they may never have considered.
Commitment – Lessons will motivate pupils to take their learning outside of the Geography classroom, whether that be during fieldwork, in other subjects or when applying it to their lives outside of school.
Courage – Our pupils will one day be the decision-makers, the policy writers and the custodians of the world. As such they will feel confident to form and share their own opinions, conclusions and arguments about the best way to care for it.