CURRICULUM STATEMENT GEOGRAPHY
‘Confident in God’s love for us, we commit ourselves to His service’
'Geography explains the past, illuminates the present, and prepares us for the future’
(Michael Palin, 2007)
Geography stimulates interest, enjoyment, and a sense of wonder about people and places. The department strive to enable pupils to build on their own experiences and make sense of the dynamically changing world around them. We have high expectations that encourage all to become well-informed global citizens who can critically question and analyse the geographical challenges that shape societies and environments. The department endeavours to inspire all pupils to actively explore the importance of sustainability and the responsibility we hold to protect our planet now and in the future. Pupils experience a range of stimulating learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom, including fieldwork investigations which are an essential element of geography. The variety of learning experiences aim to develop a lifelong love of geography whilst equipping pupils with key skills need for life such as decision-making, leadership, and resilience.
The aims of the geography department are:
- To stimulate an interest in and a sense of curiosity about people and places at a local, national, and global scale.
- To encourage questioning, investigation and critical thinking about the issues that affect pupil’s lives, now and in the future.
- To inspire all pupils to become stewards of the earth by exploring the importance of sustainability and the individual responsibility we hold to protect our planet.