‘Geography is a great adventure with a purpose.
So many of the world’s current issues – at a global scale and locally – boil down to geography, and need the geographers of the future to help us understand them.’
Geography provokes and answers questions about the natural and human worlds, using different scales of enquiry to view them from different perspectives. It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an 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. This 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 has been reviewed in light of the new national curriculum and you can find further details about the programme of study for each class on the class web page.