'In our changing world nothing changes more than Geography'
Geography - knowledge of the world and our place in it
At Bolsover, our intent is to provide pupils with a deep understanding of place and the changing environment in which we live in. Teaching Geography ensures every pupil has a better understanding of our human and physical world. The knowledge, skills and values developed in Geography can be used to make a positive contribution to our local community as well as the world through social and environmental action. Pupils will build on their prior knowledge (from KS1) of the local area of Bolsover and how past industries such as mining have shaped the landscape and society. Geography enables pupils to reflect on their own beliefs and experiences as they encounter different societies and cultures in their learning. We aim to captivate pupils by giving them opportunities to discover their place in a unique and diverse world. We use Geography to broaden pupils’ horizons by developing a sense of their place in the world. We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will allow them to become responsible citizens. We aim to provide real and enhanced experiences, to ensure every pupil develops a love for the subject and reaches their full potential.
Our geography curriculum encompasses the aims of the National Curriculum to ensure all pupils:
- Develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes.
- Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time.
What do we know about careers in Geography?
Careers in Geography continue to grow and many resources that we use to help in work will be developing geographical skills. Our pupils will enter employment that is dominated by geographical change and exploration of the world.
The teaching and learning of Geography supports careers, such as:
- Transportation manager
- Environmental lawyer
- Landscape architect
- Weather forecaster
- Catastrophe modeller or emergency planner