Geography Department Vision
To stimulate students' interest in their surroundings and in the variety of human and physical conditions on the earth's surface. To foster students' sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around them. To help students develop an informed concern about the quality of the environment and the future of the human habitat and thereby enhance students' sense of responsibility for the care of the earth and its people


Intent
The curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils:







Dispositional teaching
 The Geography curriculum offers relevant, topical content, ensuring that pupils are able to engage with ideas through topics which are genuinely of interest. Geographical skills help students to create the necessary building blocks to succeed in Geography. Key vocabulary helps embed geographical literacy and ensure students can easily grasp geographical concepts. Fieldwork promotes geographical knowledge and understanding by bridging the divide between the classroom and the real world. Pupils have the opportunity to visit places such as The Lake District, Borsdane Woods and Iceland.


Cross-curricular and whole-school dimensions
 Literacy and numeracy are core components of the curriculum. Pupils will expand their geographical vocabulary and use it to communicate their geographical ideas through discussion, debate and writing. Pupils will make sense of the people and places using a wide range of geographical data and use maps to develop their spatial awareness of a variety of places at different scales. Through Geography, we encourage pupils to gain a greater awareness of global debates, issues and current affairs and actively promote discussion, improving resilience, communication skills and the ability to develop and justify an evidenced argument. The department lead whole school initiatives on Fairtrade and being more sustainable. Geography develops strong cross curricular links and provides pupils with invaluable transferable knowledge that can be applied across a range of other subjects.

The following links will help with the study of Geography at GCSE level.

AQA GCSE Geography

Point of contact: Mr N. Smith Head of Humanities

Geography

Geography Department Vision

The vision of the Geography department is to stimulate students' interest in their surroundings and in the variety of human and physical conditions on the earth's surface; to foster students' sense of order at the beauty of the world around them; and to help students develop an informed concern about the quality of the environment and the future of the human habitat and thereby enhance students' sense of responsibility for the care of the earth and its people.

The curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils: