Geography Subject Intent Statement:
Geography promotes curiosity about the world and a thirst to understand our role within it. It aims to create good global citizens; an understanding of different cultures, become confident in the art of debate and a strong understanding of the diversity within our world. The study of Geography develops knowledge of the location of globally significant places, including continents, countries, cities and seas and helps students discover both physical and human processes within these.
Geography is a broad academic discipline and students who study it can identify the extent to which it is not studied in isolation and links with many subjects. Students consider links with History though the study of crime, and medicine, and learn how mapping can be used to predict, prepare and mitigate. Geography enables students to study our role within climate change. Ecology has strong links with Science and the role of data to measure how countries have developed and changed over time meaning students have ample opportunity to utilise their Maths skills.
The study of Geography encourages students to discover the interdependence of our world and how this has changed over time. This will be taught using a range of skills to include data collection through fieldwork, statistical analysis, and cartographic work through collection of both primary and secondary data.
Geography Information Systems (GIS) and how technology has changed enables students to change their perception and their own experience of the world, but also the way in which we can studies in schools. In conjunction with this the development of life-long Geographers who embrace fieldwork and the awe of our planet is the ultimate aim of the subject.