KS3 Geography

Why is Geography important?

The world in which we live is likely to change more in the next 50 years than it has ever done before.  Geography explains why, and helps to prepare you for those changes. 

We aim to foster a sense of wonder and enlighten students about the world by becoming independent critical thinkers. Through our Geography curriculum, students will learn about the world’s diversity of environments and cultures. They will gain a greater understanding of the complexity of both human and physical processes. They will also learn how mankind is changing our planet and how we can minimise the impact of this change.

What does a good student look like?

A good geographer is:

  • Inquisitive about the world and is always asking questions
  • Interested in the news and current affairs
  • Confident to give their views on places, fieldwork and features of the world around us
  • Seeks to research around the subject and present what I have learnt
  • Interested in different places, people and cultures
  • Able to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in knowledge and understanding about our world
  • Able to use and apply geographical skills and techniques through fieldwork e.g. map skills

What can I do at home to help me achieve in this subject?

  • Watch or read about events occurring in our world today
  • Read books about places
  • Watch documentaries about places on TV
  • Read an atlas to learn where places are
  • Consider the advantages and disadvantages of changes to places – e.g. a new housing estate or a new stadium
  • Use maps to explore my local area
  • Find out why…  e.g. why does a place look like it does? Why is that landform there? Why do people live there?