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Curriculum Overview

In exploring the here and now of the world's people, places and environments, in geography, we have a specific responsibility to tackle misconceptions that students may hold about people's lives. Our curriculum means that students are offered a broad and balanced offer that develops students’ knowledge of both the human and physical world.


Geography fosters curiosity about the world in which we live, the relationships between people and their environments and encourages active participation in changing it for the better.


Teachers will:

  • Use the scheme of work and planning to enable all students:
  • To investigate local, national and global places and environments;
  • To communicate geographically using technical vocabulary;
  • To investigate patterns.
  • Use fieldwork to enable students to observe the human and physical features of the local environment; 
  • Employ technology and virtual reality experiences to provide students with near ‘real life’ opportunities to experience the world around them, such as replicating a rainforest in the classroom; 
  • Implement the agreed entitlement to trips and visits which develop students’ geographical understanding of the world they live in; 
  • Provide opportunities for students to practise and refine their map skills in a range of contexts;
  • Study key individuals and groups who have, or are influencing, changes in the world and its climate.


Students will:

  • Develop a sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live in it and as a result, achieve well academically;
  • Understand about current issues in society and the environment in which they live;
  • Develop a deep knowledge and appreciation of their local area and its place within the wider geographical context; 
  • Have a life-long ability to use skills and knowledge to navigate locally and have a wider global awareness;
  • Be inspired to explore the United Kingdom and places of interest in the world throughout their lives and take enjoyment from doing so.


Name Contact
Mr N Hunnisett
Mr M Thomas
Mrs T Bryant
Miss Y Venter
Mrs A Earp