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.
Our intent is to deliver a broad, balanced, and diverse curriculum which is designed to challenge each student to think, act and speak like a geographer.
We do this by quality first teaching which ensures all students understand geographical principles and can apply them in a variety of familiar and unfamiliar contexts from around the world.
We deliver a knowledge-rich diet of geographical themes, equally building upon literacy and numeracy, with varying topics between human and physical geography. This provides a balanced appreciation of concepts, skills, and topics in this discipline.
All geographers are exposed to a robust range of skills and are encouraged to master their ability to calculate, evaluate, analyse, and infer. These skills are consciously embedded throughout our five-year curriculum as it is aimed at revisiting topics to promote learner confidence.
Each time students revisit a topic, they are exposed to more complex content, building on what they have already learnt. We ensure the level of challenge is high enough for the most able, with scaffold and support available for students who need it, including SEND students.
Our curriculum is uniquely placed to empower students from all backgrounds through developing a multifaceted view of the world, expectantly freeing all students from the limitations of their personal experiences. As a powerful bridging subject geography has strong cross-curricular links to many of the cultural capital topics students will study throughout the academy.
Further details of the curriculum can be downloaded below.