Why do we learn geography?
Geography is a relevant and dynamic subject that helps you to make sense of the world around you. You learn powerful knowledge about how different human and physical processes shape the planet we live on. It is a diverse subject that explores the interconnectedness of society, the economy, culture and the environment. Geographers engage with questions about real issues to do with climate change, hazard management migration, development and how we can live on earth sustainably. The study of Geography helps to create thoughtful, active citizens with an informed understanding of global issues.
As well learning powerful knowledge about exciting topic content, pupils develop a range of transferrable skills that support them with in any future path of work or study. In line with the whole school vision our Geography lessons will involve substantial amounts of reading. This will help develop pupil literacy and support learning. As an essay writing subject pupils are supported to produce convincing arguments.
Geographers uniquely tackle and investigate big issues across a variety of scales and from different perspectives. Geographers also develop a range of numerical skills e.g., analysing numerical data, statistical information and interpreting a range of graphs. Cartographical skills are fundamental to geographical study and pupils are confident to engage with atlases, OS maps and satellite images. Fieldwork in Geography is just one example of collaborative learning that makes Geographers excellent team workers. In fieldwork, pupils also fully engage with the investigation process by collecting, understanding, and communicating the findings of their data.