We firmly believe that through the study of geography students should be empowered to help to solve many of the challenges that the world currently faces today and will do in the future. Consequently, we have developed a curriculum that ensures that all students should have the opportunity to develop as a geographer so that they:
- Have a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
- Build their cultural capital in relation to places, locational knowledge and understanding of the most influential and important geographical models and theories that will affect their lives now and in the future.
- Develop a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes and the challenges that we are currently facing as a planet whilst encouraging students to think critically about how they as part of the wider society can build a more sustainable future.
- Study key skills to provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected, change over time and what the future might hold.
- Learn about other countries, places, cultures and beliefs, as well as their own which in turn develops an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity and a sense of place in the world.
- Be able to make decisions about real-world geographical issues and problems by analysing a wide variety of sources of information to come to a well justified conclusion.
- Connect real experiences to the classroom by taking an active part in fieldwork opportunities.
- Have the ability to think synoptically so that they can weave together the different threads of geography in order to gain a more holistic appreciation of the subject and its complexities.