A Warmingham Geographer

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Why is Geography Important?

Geography provokes and answers questions about the natural and human worlds, using different scales of enquiry to view them from different perspectives. It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps, and a range of investigative and problem-solving skills both inside and outside the classroom.

As such, it prepares pupils for adult life and employment. Geography is a focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development. It is also an important link between the natural and social sciences.

As pupils study geography, they encounter different societies and cultures. This helps them realise how nations rely on each other. It can inspire them to think about their own place in the world, their values, and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.

RCSAT’s Vision for Geography - On completion of the Geography curriculum our pupils will have developed:

  • Good knowledge of where places are and what they are like.
  • Good understanding of geographical vocabulary.
  • Good understanding of fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques: observing, questioning, planning, collecting, recording, concluding, communicating, reflecting and responding.
  • Good understanding of their responsibilities within their own society.
  • Insight into the sustainability of a dynamically changing world.
  • Interest in geography and curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there.

Geography at Warmingham

Geography teaches an understanding of places and environments.   Through their work in geography, children learn about their local area, and they compare their life in this area with that in other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world.  They learn how to draw and interpret maps, and they develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem-solving.   

Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures.   Geography teaching also motivates children to find out about the physical world, and enables them to recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future of mankind.


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