Geography is an integral part of everyday life which involves exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live. It is also essential to our understanding of the development of the modern world. One of our key aims is to help pupils develop geographical knowledge of their local environment as well as the world around them. At St Paul’s we encourage pupils to be active and inquisitive learners. Opportunities to carry out geographical enquiry enable them to ask questions, solve problems and develop key thinking skills. In our modern world we value the importance of developing pupils as active citizens with a sense of common environmental issues. This enables them to understand and appreciate the need for both continuity and change. We also aim to promote pupils’ awareness and understanding of gender, cultural, spiritual and moral issues as they acquire knowledge of a range of cultures and traditions, and learn to understand other people and environments. Our cross curricular approach to teaching enables pupils to apply the skills learnt in Geography across many other subjects. We believe that these skills should be relevant to pupils and applicable to everyday life, including using the local environment.
National Curriculum Geography programmes of Study