The study of Geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps young people make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected.
The key concepts that underpin the study of Geography are an understanding of:
- Physical and human processes
- Environmental interaction and sustainable development.
- Cultural understanding and diversity
Students learn through the processes of geographical enquiry, fieldwork, use of maps, photographs, ICT, graphs, model making and problem solving. There is a strong emphasis on learning about current events on a local, regional and global scale.
Assessment is carried out through termly assessment tasks, homework and tests, at the end of which a level description is awarded describing the student’s performance.