In Geography we aim to stimulate pupils’ interests in their surroundings and in the variety of human and physical conditions on the earth’s surface.
We foster a sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around them and help pupils to develop an informed concern about the quality of the environment and the future of the human habitat and thereby enhance their sense of responsibility for the care of the earth and its people.
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3 pupils will look at:
• Their local environment (school / Basingstoke)
• The weather
• Volcanoes and earthquakes
• Urban and rural settlements
• Global connections
Pupils use geographical enquiry and skills to develop their knowledge and understanding of places, patterns and processes, and environmental change and sustainable development All pupils are encouraged to take an active part in the lesson.
Tasks set are relevant and differentiated according to individual pupils needs and we provide feedback to pupils regularly.
We have a variety of teaching methods and resources which we use to stimulate and encourage positive learning.
Key Stage 4
At present, Geography is not taught as a separate subject at Key Stage 4 although some pupils will study environmental science – depending on the demands of the timetable of the individual pupil. It is hoped that all pupils will take from Geography an understanding and appreciation of their own and the global environment as well as a keen to desire to find out more.