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Curriculum Intent

Our Geography curriculum aims to inspire young people to be curious and fascinated by the human and physical world, and its complex interactions. Our contemporary curriculum considers the sustainability of this complex relationship and engages learners with the impact their actions have on the planet. 

At the core of our curriculum planning is the concept of challenge. The teachers within geography design appropriately challenging lessons that allow students to access complex material and concepts. Students will apply their extensive knowledge of geography using a range of unfamiliar stimulus materials. The geography curriculum is also designed to be highly engaging, promoting aspiration for all students irrespective of their starting points and learning needs. 

Experiences within geography are wide and varied, with a range of opportunities for study beyond the classroom, including fieldwork activities. All fieldwork experiences are aimed at developing challenge, resilience and imagination, as well as developing an understanding of what a global citizen is. Both classroom and fieldwork experiences provide a platform for excellent progress, ensuring that students have the passport to fulfilling opportunities both within and after their education at Sir Thomas Wharton Academy. Geography has an impact on everyday life, and so understanding this is key to developing a full understanding of the economic, social, environmental and political realities that shape the world we live in. We provide a starting point for the lifelong learning of these realities. 

The links below will take you to the 39 Week Plans for Geography:

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The teaching staff in the Geography department, led by Mr Stamp are available to answer any questions you or your child may have.

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