Our mission is to offer a wide ranging and engaging curriculum that allows students to explore their local and global environments with increasing independence. We aim to allow students to participate in current geographical debates such as climate change and international migration, thus allowing them to be effective and reflective global citizens who are well-informed and have high levels of numeracy, literacy and graphicacy. We aim to deliver our curriculum by focusing on the central themes of skills; location and scale, and sustainability to allow a progressive curriculum which builds on itself to encourage learning in ever increasing depth.
We offer an exciting opportunity to study both the natural and human worlds using contemporary issues and case studies: whilst imbuing spatial and temporal understanding through the use of patterns, trends and issues. The subject content provokes and answers questions about people, place and the environment, through the use of enquiry processes. It inspires our students to think about their own place in the world and encourages a sense of empathy with the opinions, values, rights and responsibilities of other people in the world. Geography also develops a wide range of transferable, personal skills, such as problem solving, report writing, ICT and presentation skills, GIS, statistical and mapping skills. These skills are useful in future study and careers. Geography qualifications are well respected and geographers are increasingly sought after in the workplace.
Examples of cross-curricular links
Non-fiction reading - articles on environmental issues
Vocabulary strategy – technical vocabulary is taught explicitly
Purpose and audience writing - report writing, writing to inform, debate, persuade.
|Mathematics:||Interpreting and displaying data.|
|Science:||Environmental issues, sustainable energy sources|
|Humanities:||mpact of human society on environment|
Examples of Cultural Capital entitlement from NC
- Understanding and appreciation of global environmental issues
- Knowledge of countries and their geographical characteristics
- Understanding and appreciation of different societies globally
- Wider curriculum opportunities such as trips to Iceland and Kew Gardens
- Engagement with the ‘eco’ and ‘plastics’ movements to allow students a voice in changing their own environment and considering who this can be up-scaled
- As part of the OPEN learning network we access talks put on by other schools around the areas of environment and planning etc
- As part of Transition Oundle, and the OWL group there are talks on various environmental issues.