Geography helps people to unravel the mystery and make sense of the fast changing, highly interconnected and interdependent world in which they live. At Egerton our Geography curriculum will inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching will equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
At Egerton, we are an Expert Centre for the GLP (Global Learning Programme), which aims to provide children with an accurate world view. Our link with our sister school in Kenya and a school in Spain provides real learning opportunities. For more information on this, please go to the Global Learning section of our website.
Changes to the Geography Curriculum and what this means for Egerton:
The focus is on gaining knowledge and deepening understanding in all aspects of Geography with a strong focus on global learning.
Interaction, interconnection and interdependence are key words in the introduction to each Key Stage order.
The order for each key stage is divided into locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills / fieldwork. Patterning is fundamental to deepening knowledge and understanding.
Geographical skills remain unchanged. They are not in themselves Geography but are the ‘tools of the trade’. They are the skills that geographers use, in conjunction with others, to collect and display geographical information.