The study of Geography encourages students to make sense of a dynamically changing world. According to the Royal Geographical Society: "Geography inspires pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and their responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet."
At Cranford House we aim to ensure that the study of Geography:
- is engaging, challenging and relevant to the 21st Century
- inspires pupils to learn and understand the world in which they live
- shapes pupils into becoming global citizens
- promotes pupils' ability to question, think critically and investigate
- develops a wide range of skills such as literacy, numeracy, graphicacy, map reading and ICT
Our KS3 curriculum is fun and hands-on, offering a broad and relevant experience of Geography, incorporating the key concepts of place, space, scale, interdependence and physical and human processes. A wide variety of approaches to teaching and learning are employed to motivate students and ensure their active participation. A 'Landscape Detectives Day' in Year 7 sees pupils investigating the local landscape, as well as testing their newly learnt map skills, whilst in Year 9 a trip to Swanage and Studland enhances learning of our coastal geography unit.
In KS4, the new GCSE 9-1 syllabus is exciting and is designed to be relevant and dynamic with up-to-date content. The course takes a thematic approach with a balance between Physical and Human Geography, along with integrated skills. Fieldwork is integral to learning and a week's residential field-trip in North Wales takes place at the end of Year 10.