Geography

A geographical education influences and reflects the values of society, and the kind of society we want to be.

A geographical education

The Geography Department regards that a rounded geographical education is the route to equality of opportunity for all, a healthy and just democracy, a productive economy and sustainable development. We seek to illustrate the place not only of the individual but also the world’s citizens with regard to economic, social and cultural change.

Developing identity

Our curriculum develops pupils’ sense of identity through knowledge and understanding of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural heritages of the local, national, European, Commonwealth and global dimensions of their lives.

A respect for the environment

They will in turn develop their awareness, understanding of, and respect for the environments in which they live, and secure their commitment to sustainable development at a personal, local, national and global level.

An enjoyment of learning

We seek to develop enjoyment of, and commitment to, learning as a means of encouraging and stimulating progress and the highest attainment for all.

Building on strengths

We aim to build on strengths, interests and experiences and develop pupils’ confidence in their capacity to learn, and work, both independently and collaboratively; for all to become creative, innovative and enterprising individuals capable of leadership as global citizens.