The Geography department aims 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. We believe that teaching should engage, motivate and equip students with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and the natural and human environments around them and will gain them a deeper understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes that shape many of the environments around them. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and how they may change over time.
The content of the curriculum aims to be progressive and is based on consolidating and revisiting content over time to secure progress over time. The nature of the school means that Geographical knowledge can be built-upon right from KS1 through KS2, to secure a foundation for young people to progress with concepts through the KS3 curriculum that accelerates progress right the way through to KS4 and hopefully, KS5.
The aim of our curriculum is to:
- provide students with a firm foundation of geographical knowledge to succeed through high attainment and aspiration
- enlighten students to the contemporary issues shaping the world around us
- make our students aware and proud of the local community and the wider world
Our GCSE curriculum:
The aim of our GCSE curriculum is to build upon the foundation of geographical knowledge developed through the KS2 and KS3 curriculum to ensure success for all in the AQA GCSE geography course and their future lives. Our core textbook is ‘GCSE Geography for AQA’ by OUP.
The short presentation below gives more information about the GCSE Geography course.
Our A level curriculum:
The aim of our A level curriculum is to build upon the foundation of geographical knowledge developed through the KS3 and GCSE curricula to ensure success for all in AQA A level geography courses and their future lives. We aim to make links between A level geography and the academic geography curriculum at Universities.