“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing 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.”
The Geography curriculum aims to inspire students with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, enabling students to recognise the innumerable links between the human and natural world, and develop a good sense of their own role and responsibilities within that world.
Our world is ever changing and students will develop an understanding of the physical and human processes which have shaped its past, present and future. Students will learn about their own personal space and place, but they will be able to appreciate that the world is diverse with different environments, people, cultures and economies throughout. Students will therefore develop an ‘open-mindedness’ from this curriculum which will go a long way in being tolerant, well-rounded individuals who celebrate the diversity within their local areas as well around the world.
In addition to this, the study of Geography is dynamic, and so is the Geography curriculum. Lessons and units can be subject to change, as current events and global trends are integrated into the curriculum wherever possible.
Each department has carefully developed curriculum plans in line with our curriculum intent. The curriculum overview for each year group in this subject can be found below.