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- Curriculum Statement
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“Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. For me geography is a great adventure with a purpose” Michael Palin
Geography at Kingsdale strives to foster in pupils a sense of awe in the physical and human world and the interconnections between them. 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 university 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 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.
Fieldwork and the use of ICT is an intrinsic part of geography at Kingsdale. Fieldwork opportunities at KS3-KS5 enable pupils to apply the skills they are taught in thinking spatially and in using maps, images and new technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS), to collect, present and analyse information. In so doing pupils develop a broad range of transferable skills in computing, maths and literacy.
Key Stage Three