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Hilbre High School Humanities College

Hilbre High School
Humanities College

Geography

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:

  1. Place
  2. Space
  3. Scale
  4. Interdependence
  5. Physical and human processes
  6. Environmental interaction and sustainable development.
  7. 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.