Minerva Learning Trust

Geography

Geography

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. Pupils will have been given the opportunity to explore and learn human and physical geography including geographical skills. They will have had the opportunity to travel on a minimum of two geographical field visits to both human and physical locations. Pupils will also experience a wide range of optional field visits at KS3 and extra curricular geographical activities e.g. Green Planet Challenge

Skills

  • To evaluate, analyse 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.  

Knowledge

  • 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.