Welcome to Geography
At Salendine Nook High School we believe that Geography has a very important role to play in the education of our pupils. It will help them to develop a better understanding of the world they live in and help them to appreciate the impact that people have on their environment and the responsibilities we have towards it. The Geography curriculum continues to undergo changes in response to the changing needs of society in which our pupils live. The department is committed to adopt an active enquiry approach to investigation (that encourages questioning and critical thinking) such that students become confident learning inside and outside the classroom
Aims of the Department
- Stimulate interest, enjoyment and a sense of wonder about the world’s places and environments
- Help students build on their own experiences to help investigate places at all scales, from personal to global.
- Introduce and help explain how places and landscapes are formed
- Introduce and explain how people and their environment interact, and how economies, societies and environments are interconnected.
- Incorporate an active enquiry approach to investigation (that encourages questioning and critical thinking) such that students become confident learning inside and outside the classroom
- Include fieldwork as an essential element of geographical study that also makes a major contribution to helping students live safe, healthy lives
- Involve students in using maps, visual images and new technologies, including GIS, as essential and creative tools for geographical study
- Inspire students to become global citizens, with all the responsibility and commitment to people and the planet it implies
- Encourage students to develop a range of knowledge and skills that will provide a foundation for future study and a preparation for employment or higher education
- In Year 7 and 8 topics studied include: Fantastic Places, Rivers and Floods, Weather and Climate, Population, Urbanisation, Ecosystems (Can the Earth Cope?), Energy, China, and Tectonic Activity.
Mrs Rachel Kay
Head of Geography