Geography

In geography pupils will develop an understanding of the planet’s cultural and physical diversity, the resources available to us, the relative development and wealth of different countries and the challenges of climate change, natural hazards and demographic changes. This will inform the views of young people on how to conduct their lives to ensure a sustainable future. Pupils will be able to interpret a wide variety of charts, maps and diagrams and summarise key aspects of the data. They will be able to present complex information in a clear understandable format.

  1. Pupils will have a rich powerful knowledge of British, local, and world geography which enables them to identify significant events, processes, and links between the human and physical world.
  2. Teachers will use the best of what is thought and said to allow pupils to gain the knowledge which will allow them to effectively assess, evaluate and discuss complex geographical issues.
  3. The delivery and assessment of knowledge and skills will be strategically sequenced, so that pupils’ geographical knowledge is secure and pupils can understand increasingly complex geographical themes.
  4. Pupils will be engaged by studying a diverse range of cultural, economic, political, social and environmental events and concepts from around the world, which they would not likely encounter outside of geography lessons.
  5. Pupils will develop the numeracy and literacy skills which will allow them to analyse geographical events using graphical, statistical and cartographic skills, and articulate the concepts which allow them to examine geography well.
  6. Pupils will be exposed to the conceptual knowledge and understanding which will provide pupils from all backgrounds with the skills and understanding to access and excel in future learning and employment.
  7. Pupils will have a thorough understanding of our world’s distributions, inequalities, conflicts and global sustainability which enables them to be well informed, analytical and positive local and global citizens.

Curriculum Intent