The study of geography is more than just memorising places on a map. It is about understanding the complexities of our world." Barack Obama
In our school the teaching of geography inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world. Our curriculum is planned to ensure a geographical knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
Through geographic enquiry and the application of geography skills, our pupils are given opportunities to develop an awareness of their immediate surroundings, other places and how people have used their environment. We want pupils to develop respect for other people different to themselves and the environment. As pupils study geography, they encounter different societies and cultures, which helps them realise how nations rely on each other. It can inspire them to think about their own place in the world, their values and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.
Our geography curriculum gives pupils the understanding and the vocabulary to describe the world in which they live. They have a factual knowledge of location knowledge and are able to make comparisons and identify differences.