Minerva Learning Trust



What will my child learn in this subject?

Curriculum Intent

As Geography teachers it is our responsibility to ensure that all students will have a strong geographical knowledge and understanding to help them to make sense of the world that we live in. They will develop an understanding of the physical and human world which can be applied to shape our future societies and environments on a local, national and global scale. Above all they will be global citizens with respect for other cultures and ways of life to ensure a sustainable future for all.

Our Aims

5 Year Plan 

By the time pupils complete their studying of Geography at Ecclesfield School, they will be excellent communicators, critical thinkers and problem solvers. Through practiced recall and development of synoptic understanding of geography they can critically appreciate and analyse local, national and international issues affecting their world. Pupils will also experience a range of optional field visits at KS3 and those studying at GCSE will have had the opportunity to travel on a minimum of two geographical field visits to both human and physical locations. [Travel restrictions permitting].


  • To read, write and speak like a geographer.
  • To evaluate, analyse, question and assess key geographical issues.
  • To work independently and collaboratively.
  • To collect, analyse and draw conclusions from geographical data collected in the field.
  • To be confident decision makers who can empathise with different stakeholders.
  • To interpret key information from a range of maps and other sources.
  • To apply mathematical methods to real world issues.


  • Pupils will know a wide range of subject specific vocabulary and be able to use it accurately.
  • Pupils will study a wide range of places through their human and physical topics and build on their locational knowledge.
  • To understand and be able to explain key geographical processes and current geographical issues.