Geography

Core Purpose

To enable students to understand and resolve issues about the environment and sustainable development.  Geography is also an important link between the natural and social sciences.  As pupils study geography, they encounter different societies and cultures.

 

British Values Coverage

Democracy

Study of countries at varying stages of development

The Rule of Law

Impact of law on geography and vice versa

Individual Liberty

Study of countries at varying stages of development and the impact of this on peoples and societies

Mutual Respect for and Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs

The study of varying cultures encourages mutual respect and tolerance and the celebration of differences

 

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Coverage

Spiritual

A range of teaching and learning activities that draw upon Geographical imagination, including sensory starters: How would you feel? What would you smell? What would you hear?

Students cover a range of global case studies aimed at broadening their perspective and challenging their views, values and feelings about the world around them

Moral

Students use a range of case studies comparing developing and developed countries to reflect upon the social, environmental and economic characteristics of a place, focusing on similarities and differences. Global warming studies require students to think about the direct impact of their actions.

Social

A range of paired and group work activities are offered across both key stages. Also formal debating is a key teaching tool in this subject.

Cultural

Y8 – India, Japan, Ghana

Y9 – China

Y10 –11 Changing economic world, Urbanisation

Please click here to see the Geography Curriculum Coverage

 

Last updated September 2017