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Geography

Geography is a foundation subject of the national curriculum which seeks to develop awareness and understanding of the world around us.

Aims

Geography at Benwick School aims to:

  • Develop the knowledge, skills and understanding laid down in the Geography curriculum, to the maximum of their potential.
  • Make sense of their own surroundings through learning about their own locality and the interaction between people and the environment.
  • Extend their interest, knowledge and understanding of the human and physical processes which shape places.
  • Appreciate similarity and difference in the world around them and to respect other peoples beliefs, attitudes and values.
  • Develop the geographical skills and vocabulary necessary to carry out effective geographical enquiry.
  • Formulate appropriate questions, develop research skills and evaluate material to inform opinions.
  • Develop interest and enjoyment of geographical experiences and build confidence and understanding.
  • Recognise and understanding issues concerning the environment and sustainable development.

Learning Across the Curriculum

Geographical skills as detailed in the National Curriculum are incorporated into the creative curriculum topic planning.