Geography Curriculum Intent Statement
Our intent is for the Geography curriculum to develop students as ‘Global Thinkers’, who have an inquisitive approach to the impacts we have on our planet and a clear understanding of the processes which shape the Earth.
Our vision is to provide an engaging and enriching curriculum that gives students the opportunity to discover some of the greatest issues facing the planet, through the lens of continental case studies whilst supporting students to develop Geographical understanding of physical processes, human impacts and skills. Geography is a fantastic subject with extraordinary educational potential for informing future Global Citizens and helping to shape the future of our planet. The subject challenges pupils with ‘real world’ issues from the local to the global. These can literally change the way we see the world, for example, the meaning of place, the significance of scale (local, regional, national, international, global), sustainable development, interdependence and diversity. The department has a vision for all students to ‘Think Globally’ challenging misconceptions about global issues and helping students to overcome challenges facing our planet with their own sustainable solutions.
A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, that will remain with them for the rest of their lives, empowering students to ‘Think Like Geographers’ and asking questions about their planet and how their actions can impact their future. Teaching will equip pupils with 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. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world will help them deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes.
At Key Stage 4 students follow the AQA specification
Physical Landscapes of the UK (Year 7 Coasts and Rivers)
Urban Challenges and Issues (Year 7 Settlement, Year 8 Urban Living, Year 7 Population)
The Living World (Year 8 Hot Environments)
Resource Management (Year 8 Water Conflict)
Natural Hazards (Year 7 Weather & Climate Change, Year 8 Weather Hazards)
Fieldwork (Year 7 and 8 Geographical Skills)
The Changing Economic World (Year 8 Globalisation, Year 7 UK & Wider World, Year 8 Economic Activity)
At Key Stage 5 students follow the AQA specification
Coastal Systems and Landscapes
Water and Carbon Cycles
Global Systems and Governance