Humanities

Geography Department

GEOGRAPHY MISSION STATEMENT

Geography is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical processes which shape them and the people who live in them. It helps pupils to make sense of their surroundings and to gain a better appreciation and understanding of the variety of physical and human conditions on the earth’s surface such as:-

  • · Global warming
  • · Globalisation
  • · The rights and wrongs of urbanization
  • · Citizenship/stewardship

Geography must be an in depth study of the real world. It must seek explanations about how the world works and help us think about alternative futures, such as decision makers influence – are the powerful people always right?

With our help and guidance pupils will develop an informed concern about the quality of the environment and the future of the human habitat and thereby enhance pupils' sense of responsibility for the care of the earth and its people.

We would like our pupils to be well-rounded individuals, developing many transferable skills from across the curriculum, for example science, maths and PE. They display empathy towards others and are able to critically think about issues facing the world and apply them across a range of geographical scales. The pupils are able to perceive their place in the world and take the knowledge and understanding gained into the future, and how they are responsible for the actions and decisions they make and how they impact on a local, national and global scale.

Here at Lea Manor we aim to engage pupils' interest and curiosity in their surroundings and in the variety of human and physical conditions on the earth's surface. To enable our pupils to do this there are a variety of field trips on offer to help them see real life geography at work and these opportunities will increase during KS3 and 4. This will foster students' sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around them.

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