St Bede's Inter-Church School

St Bede’s Inter-Church School

“Cum Deo - With God”  •  Cambridge
St Bede’s Free School Go
Ofsted Outstanding

Geography

Statement of Intent

 

We seek to develop a curiosity in our students about the human and physical world, by supporting their learning with a curriculum which is contemporary and engaging. In studying geography, students investigate the links between people and environment at local, regional and global scales through classroom-based learning and fieldwork opportunities. The subject encompasses the physical processes that shape our landscapes, the diversity of populations and the relationship between development and environment.

 

Geography is a vast and varied subject which equips students with the knowledge and skills to navigate the natural world and our place within it. The subject encompasses the physical processes that shape our landscapes, the diversity of populations and the relationship between development and environment.

 

· We aim to inspire and develop a curiosity, resilience and self-regulation that will enable students to explore and engage with topical geographical issues now and in the future, with confidence and competence.

 

· We aim to deliver the subject with a sense of purpose, making clear connections with contemporary issues.

 

· We aim to equip students with tangible, cross-curricular skills such as literacy, numerical, graphical, and cartographic and fieldwork skills, all of which will support them as they further their study of geography and more widely across the curriculum.

 

· We aim to contextualise the study of geography by tackling issues at the local, national and international scale, and applying knowledge to future geographical scenarios. By studying their locality and places less familiar, students are able to reflect on their own identity, their role as a citizen in their community and the value they can contribute to the world.

 

· We aim to foster students' social and emotional skills within a secure setting by providing safe opportunities for the expression of ideas, insight, empathy and understanding.

 

· We aim to provide students with space to reflect on, and evaluate, the effects of human actions on the natural environment, including their own, helping them to consider positive and holistic approaches to challenges while appreciating the views of others.

 

For more information about the study of Geography, visit the Geographical Association and Royal Geographical Society. We teach the WJEC Eduqas Geography B syllabus at GCSE.

 

 

Please click here to view the Curriculum Map for this subject

 For more information please contact:

Miss Alice Lloyd, Head of Humanities: alloyd@stbedes.cambs.sch.uk

Miss M Setchell, Head of Geography: msetchell@stbedes.cambs.sch.uk