Curriculum Intent

By studying Geography at Blessed Robert Sutton all pupils from Year 7 to Year 11 will gain a coherent knowledge and understanding about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes enlightened by the Sutton Way.

Geography will teach Spiritual Development by:

Pupils developing an appreciation of God’s creation and an understanding of the interaction of human and physical processes. Pupils will understand the importance of global citizenship, green ambassadorship and the importance of sustainability so that we can protect the planet for future generations.

Geography will teach Social Excellence through:

A range of teaching strategies that allow opportunities for pupils to work effectively as a community. Class discussions will develop pupils’ abilities to work effectively as a team; communicating, respecting, listening and developing each other’s ideas.

Geography will teach Academic Excellence by:

Developing an understanding of the academic rigours of studying Geography. Pupils will develop an understanding and appreciation of locational and place knowledge. Teaching will equip pupils to understand, describe and explain human and physical geography and to apply a range of geographical skills in anticipation of completing fieldwork. Pupils will develop their knowledge of atlases, globes and maps and be able to use grid references and scale, topographical and other thematic mapping, and aerial and satellite photographs. Pupils will use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to view, analyse and interpret places and data. Additionally, pupils will learn how to use fieldwork in contrasting locations to collect, analyse and draw conclusions from geographical data, using multiple sources of increasingly complex information.

Geography Learning Journey