“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing 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
Our intent in Geography at Greatfields’ is to create well-rounded global citizens, who critically analyse global issues. The core purpose of Geography at Greatfields School can be summarized in three statements:
· Geography creates curiosity about our world and the issues it faces
· Geography develops students understanding of the relationship between both human and physical disciplines
· Geography prepares students with skills for the future, so every student can compete with the rest of the country.
Geography makes both an individual and a wider contribution to the curriculum. It is core to capturing and nurturing interest in the world around us, teaching practical skills and encouraging students to ask questions. This is crucial in preparing young people for life in the twenty-first century. It is complex discipline that links social sciences, natural sciences and humanities to build a holistic understanding of the world from a local to global scale.
Students at Greatfields are encouraged to question and consider their relationships and understanding of issues facing our planet. Students are encouraged to propose actions designed to shape a sustainable future, whilst having an understanding that the wellbeing of a population and environment is pivotal.
The study of Geography enables students to become active, responsible and informed citizens, able to evaluate the opinions of others and express their own ideas and arguments. This creates a base for active participation in the wider school community, a pledge for sustainability and promotes an intercultural understanding and lifelong learning. The skills and understanding gained through geographical study can be applied beyond the classroom and into the future. Geography is viewed by employers and university as a strong academic subject which is rich in skills, knowledge and understanding.
Please click on the link below to see our Programme of Study for Geography: