‘The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And, in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.’ Barack Obama
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A high quality geography curriculum is about developing an understanding of our world, primarily through experience, investigation and learning from primary and secondary sources.
It should inspire in pupils, a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils 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 pupils 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.
At St Augustine’s, we want our children to love geography, to be inquisitive about the world around them and to have a love for nature. They should be aware of the ways to preserve our world for future generations by understanding how to recycle waste and conserve energy.