Geography at Lyndon
Subject Team Leader / Lead Practitioner: Mr T Nguyen
Key information about subject:
Geography is a subject which provides students with a wide range of skills and understanding needed to be successful in an ever-changing world. It gives students the opportunity to investigate the issues facing many parts of the world and how many of these problems can be managed. Through Geography, students learn about many issues which they may face throughout their life and the impact we can have on society, as well as the environment.
Curriculum of Intent
In Geography, our intention is for the curriculum to promote a intellectual awareness and curiosity about the world around them. The curriculum will enable our learners to be critical and allow them to be confident enough to understand concepts and ask questions about the extent to which these concepts work in the world. This would then result in pupils becoming more aware of the issues facing the wider world and the holistic understanding of a range of strategies which could be used to mitigate against this in order to adapt to the changing circumstances within the world around us.
We look to develop a holistic knowledge and understanding of concepts whereby pupils can think critically about whether ideas that have been put forward are relevant or effective; this would be seen through the use of critically evaluating concepts where applicable. The use of out of classroom learning is seen within our SOW to enable pupils to apply their understanding of concepts learnt within a safe environment. It is then believed that this will lead to a high level of aspiration and achievement with pupils fostering a love of learning geography, thereby facilitating access in to Geography at higher and further education institutions.
If our students do not pick Geography at GCSE, we believe that by becoming aware and curious, they will start to develop a critical and holistic attitude towards the world thereby allowing them to adopt a mind set for life-long learning. We will support our learners to develop transferable skills that are transferable across all subjects and employment in later life. Learning from outside the discipline will also be used to develop learners’ skills, knowledge and understanding. Learners will be inspired to continue the study of Geography Post 16 with the aim that all learners ‘thinking like a geographer’ and the majority of learners critically ‘applying understanding as a geographer’.