We are proud of the fact that for the last 6 years we have held the Geographical Association Gold award. This is a national award given to a handful of schools for excellent geography, embedded across the whole school.
At St Hugh’s we aim to deliver a high-quality geography education in order to inspire all pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We aim to equip pupils with a knowledge and understanding about diverse places, people, resources and environments and of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. We hope that this geographical knowledge will provide pupils with the tools to explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. We also hope that it will be fun!
The new National Curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
develop knowledge of the location of places of global significance, their defining physical and human characteristics and how they relate to one another; this place knowledge should provide a sound context for understanding geographical processes
- understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
- are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps and writing at length.