Our curriculum intent
“Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?” – Michael Palin. Actor, writer, television presenter and former President of the Royal Geographical Society.
In Geography, our curriculum promotes an awe and wonder of the modern world. We want to promote the human and physical characteristics of places across the world that make our planet unique. The curriculum enables learners to be confident to understand and ask questions about the world around them. Our sequence of learning experiences will allow students to work out how the world works and how it will change in the future.
We strongly encourage our subject to be learned inside and outside of the classroom. Fieldwork and outside of the classroom experiences are fundamental to Geographers and as such students’ will experience many and varied opportunities to discover their local area and further afield, focusing on both the Physical and Human world. We develop global citizens that have an awareness of world events allowing them to evaluate the impact they can have on our ever-changing world. We want our learners to be inspired to see the study of Geography as a lifelong journey well beyond their time at the Academy; we want to encourage them to ‘think like a geographer’.
Lessons use a range of learning and teaching strategies to ensure that all students are challenged, engaged and enjoy Geography lessons. Our schemes of learning focus on current and traditional aspects of our subject. We focus on developing knowledge, understanding and skills through our teaching. Successful Geographers will develop into excellent communicators, both in written and verbal form, they will be team players, possess management and analytical skills and be spatially, socially and environmentally aware.