“The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.” – Barack Obama
We strive to ensure that Geography provides our students with a deep and rich understanding of the world in which they live. We do not want them to simply study a range of places, but instead accumulate knowledge through a spiral approach to curriculum development - revisiting places and topics in ways that build depth of knowledge and understanding.
We want our students to become global ambassadors, understanding their role in the World and caring for their local environment. What pupils learn here, they can take forward to support their understanding of future lessons on climate change. This enquiry approach to teaching geography is a powerful and effective way to engage students in their learning.
There will be greater emphasis on topics linked to sustainability or social injustice. Our students can reflect on these issues, in turn considering the actions they themselves might take. Thinking geographically therefore offers a uniquely powerful way of seeing the world.
In summary, the aim of the curriculum is to ensure that all students can develop an understanding of the complexities of the relationships between the human and physical world, whilst developing transferable skills essential for sustained learning across the social, economic and environmental spheres.
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