Curriculum Aims

Learning and undertaking activities in Geography contribute to achievement of the curriculum aims for all young people to become:

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

Department Aims

  • To stimulate an interest in and enthusiasm for the study of Geography
  • To promote an understanding of a wide variety of places at a variety of scales
  • To develop pupils' awareness and appreciation of other physical and human environments
  • To promote an appreciation of other social and cultural values
  • To offer students the chance to develop their own sense of place and identity in the world
  • To enrich and support subjects taught elsewhere in the curriculum
  • To allow pupils to foster a sense of wonder at the world around them, and help them enhance their sense of responsibility for the care of the world and its people

The Importance of Geography

The study of Geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps young people make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact, and how diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on pupils' own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global.

Curriculum Coverage

Year 5

Topic 1 - Buntingford and the local area(Town Trail)
Topic 2 -The rainforest – (Visit to Kew Gardens)
Topic 3 - A Developing Country - India

Year 6

Topic 1 - Map skills
Topic 2 - Coastal Environments
Topic 3 - Weather and Climate

Year 7

Topic 1 - Exploring Britain
Topic 2 - Settlements
Topic 3 - Antarctica
Topic 4 - Rivers
Topic 5 – Sport
Topic 6 – Litter and the Environment

Year 8

Topic 1 - World Development
Topic 2 – Map Skills Booster
Topic 3 - Floods
Topic 4 – Weather and Climate in Europe