Geography provokes and answers questions about the natural and human world, using different scales of enquiry to help pupils to do this, and it also helps them to view people, places and environments from different perspectives.
It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, and understanding of maps, and a range of investigative and problem-solving skills, both inside and outside the classroom. As such, it prepares pupils for adult life and employment. Geography is a focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development. It is also an important link between the natural and social sciences. As pupils study geography, they encounter different societies and cultures.
We aim to:
- Stimulate pupils’ interest in their surroundings and in the variety of human and physical conditions on the Earth
- Foster pupils’ sense of wonder at the beauty of the world surrounding them
- Help pupils develop an informed concern about the quality of the environment and the future of the human habitat
- Enhance pupils’ sense of responsibility for the care of the Earth and its people and secure their commitment to promoting and living sustainable lifestyles
- Develop pupils’ skills of critical enquiry and an ability to handle and interpret information, through asking and answering geographical questions and using ICT to communicate with and explore a variety of people, places and environments across the world
- Help pupils explore values and attitudes about complex issues
- Enable pupils to study the above across a range of places, cultures and environments at a variety of scales, from local to global
- Foster a sense of understanding about how we are interconnected and interdependent with other people and ecosystems around the world