Why we study Geography
A high-quality geography education should inspire in students a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip students with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the earth’s key physical and human processes. As students progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help 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 frameworks and approaches that explain how the earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
Students will consolidate and extend their knowledge of the world’s major countries and their physical and human features. They should understand how geographical processes interact to create distinctive human and physical landscapes that change over time. In doing so, they should become aware of increasingly complex geographical systems in the world around them. They should develop greater competence in using geographical knowledge, approaches and concepts [such as models and theories] and geographical skills in analysing and interpreting different data sources. In this way students will continue to enrich their locational knowledge and spatial and environmental understanding.
Key Stage 3 provides a broad understanding of the wider world and issues that are associated with it. There are a range of relevant and contemporary themes to study that promote awareness of modern-world issues and engagement. It covers a good range of social economic and environmental understandings as well as allowing students to recognise the little things that they can do to reduce some of the impacts
Students are be able to reflect on and develop their own values, beliefs and attitudes in light of what they have learnt. Students of all abilities will be challenged and inspired, whilst developing valuable skills sought after by higher education and employers.
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