Curriculum Statement

In Geography, our ambition for students is that they recognise their responsibility to care for the Earth physically, environmentally, economically, aesthetically, socially and ethically. We want them to be able to: investigate the possibilities and limitations of different geographical settings as people develop their lives and lifestyles; examine how societies have used physical and human conditions on the earth to shape their environments in both responsible and irresponsible ways; understand that poor stewardship has led to geo-environmental problems; explore and act on ways of restoring the geographic consequences of wrong human action. The school’s Christian ethos underscores the importance of being good stewards and resisting patterns of self-interest, working towards the virtue of fairness (the just distribution and conservation of resources) the virtue of love (acting with compassion for others) and the virtue of integrity.

In geography, students encounter the study of physical and human geography and use these to view the world, helping to understand how the world works and our own position in it. We want them to understand the moral implications of the decisions taken about the world, to consider the circumstances of those who have different experiences from themselves, and for this to influence their own decision making in life. The skills we teach in geography, for example analysis, interpretation, organising, carrying out and evaluating fieldwork, are essential for careers within the discipline, and for a huge range of careers in other disciplines.


Curriculum Overview

Year 7 to 8 Year 9 Year 10 to 11 Sixth Form