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Vision for Geography

Through Geography we believe we can inspire curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We believe it is important to nurture inquisitive thinking and questioning skills to help children interpret what they see. We hope to instil a love for enquiry and investigation in our children. Hopefully we can motivate our pupils to take an active part in contributing to and protecting this world as they grow up. We see that using compasses, atlases globes and aerial photographs as integral to great Geography learning journeys.

Essential Characteristics of Geographer

An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like

An excellent understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated

An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary

Fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques

The ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings

Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity as shown in interpretations and representations of the subject matter

Highly developed and frequently utilised fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques

A passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there

The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment

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