Geography is the study of relationships between physical and human phenomena and the interrelationships between these through topics that range from population, tectonics, environment and economy.
We want to create geographers who are critical thinkers with the power to communicate and challenge ideas with appropriate language, and who are able to leave the classroom as global citizens with the ability to imagine and create future changes.
In achieving these goals, we believe that geography should provide students from all backgrounds with access to powerful disciplinary knowledge that they will not receive outside of the classroom. Concepts such as sustainability, physical-human interactions and development are selected and interleaved throughout the curriculum in order to help us achieve this overarching goal.
We promote geographical thinking in each and every lesson planned by expert teachers. The curriculum helps students build across their studies as key concepts such as development, climate, geology and human and physical interdependence have been weaved throughout the KS3 and KS4 curriculum building in progression and depth.
In KS3 students will be introduced to key human and physical geographical ideas and theories within topics such as ecosystems, globalisation and tectonics using relevant global case studies.
Students will explore geographical knowledge through enquiry which will help to establish their knowledge and will help students to develop transferable skills. To ensure that we obtain this high standard curriculum we ensure that our teachers have regular CPD so that they are able to deliver outstanding lessons containing the most up to date ideas and theories.
At HAP we want to celebrate geographical knowledge beyond the work we do in classrooms and place experiences outside at the heart of our curriculum. Through fieldwork and other enrichment opportunities we give students the chance to experience the geography they have learnt in context.
Students will be able to demonstrate a clear geographical knowledge verbally and through extended writing using subject specific terminology. Students will be able to understand global processes and will be empowered to challenge the world that they live in.
Students will be able to evaluate information that they have been giving and come to a justified conclusion of their own, whilst taking into consideration the alternative views and ideas of others.
Further details of the curriculum can be downloaded below.