Geography

Departmental Objective:

Geography has a distinctive contribution to make to the aims of the national curriculum. The geography programme of study provides opportunities to plan sequences of work, learning outcomes and teaching approaches that develop successful learners.  The relevance of geography to pupils' lives, personal experiences and futures gives them the motivation to succeed and to enjoy learning. Geography equips and enthuses pupils with its range of approaches to learning, including fieldwork and discussion of current issues.

The Geography department comprises of 2 specialist teachers, each with their own expertise in the facets of Geography. We work to develop global citizens that have an awareness of world events and the impact that they have on our ever changing world. In Geography we aim to develop observations of the world around us and the characteristics which make places across the world unique.

Curriculum

We believe that Geography is a pupil’s gateway to the rest of the world. We aim to ensure that the Geography curriculum inspires pupils to be curious and have a fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Our curriculum has been selected to ensure pupils are equipped with knowledge about current issues facing the world around us, while also ensuring students are taught the Geographical Skills they need for the future.

As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Extra Curricular Activities

Booster sessions after school as advertised in classroom.

St Antony’s Globetrotters Geography club Wednesday lunchtimes

Useful Websites

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/

www.geographyalltheway.com

www.coolgeography.co.uk

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/geography