The purpose of the geography curriculum is to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Students will be equipped 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 should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. Our students will develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes. They will understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time. The skills that they master with us will enable them to collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes; interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
- David Ayres (Head of Department)
- Hannah Ahmet
- Vicky Chuchla
- Steve Preshous
- Kairen Hesketh (primary subject champion)
- Jessica Prendergast (primary subject champion)
You can read about our fieldtrips on the Trips and Visits page of the website.