Geography

Geography Curriculum

  • Mr C. Meehan

    Curriculum Leader for Geography

  • Mrs K. Tarpey

    Curriculum Leader for Travel & Tourism

  • Mrs K. Mansfield

    Teacher of Geography

  • Miss A. Bokor

    Teacher of Geography

Geography Department  Curriculum Vision

“We want our pupils to leave school being able to understand why the world is the way it is; how both physical and human process have shaped it and continue to shape it. We want them to have the competency to make better informed decisions and add to this body of knowledge themselves in the future.”

Geography Department  Intent

Our overriding intent is that students are engaged in the topics we chose to study; they will be able to see the relevance of them. They will acquire a broad base of knowledge and be introduced to ways of interpreting information and learn skills that will better prepare them to understand the world they live in and the issues they will face.  They will develop a sense of place and the why of where. Achieving this intent ensures that students are in a better position to make sensible decisions for their future and the future of those around them, as well as having the understanding to empathise with different viewpoints.

Geography Department  Implementation

Drawing on the National Curriculum, geography curriculum has been designed around 8 key concepts taken from the ALCAB for Geography. These key concepts are interleaved through each topic from Year 7 to Year 13, building progressively on students knowledge through each stage in the learning journey. This is delivered by:

  • Ensuring teaching staff have adequate knowledge to deliver accurate content; knowing when and how to counter misconceptions should they arise, and provide CPD opportunities to develop secure subject knowledge
  • Using pedagogical practices that allow students of all abilities to make progress without overloading the working memory
  • Encouraging positive behaviours for learning across all year groups
  • Applying the department assessment plan to feedback into the learners’ experience to secure understanding in preparation for the next level.
  • Assessing students at key points in their learning journey to provide targeted feedback to allow students to make expected progress
  • Embedding metacognition into learning to promote and develop self-efficacy

IMPACT

Our overriding intent is that students are engaged in the topics we chose to study; they will be able to see the relevance of them. They will acquire a broad base of knowledge and be introduced to ways of interpreting information and learn skills that will better prepare them to understand the world they live in and the issues they will face. They will develop a sense of place and the why of where. Achieving this intent ensures that students are in a better position to make sensible decisions for their future and the future of those around them, as well as having the understanding to empathise with different viewpoints.

Please see below for information on the intent of the Geography curriculum, and the impact that this will have.

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