Purpose of study
A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
‘We believe that through Geography our children will be curious to learn about the amazing world that surrounds them, both physical and human. In doing so, we aim to provide them with the tools to take on an active role in engaging with and protecting this world that they grow up in. We enjoy learning about and celebrating the variety of different cultures that make up our school. ’