Geography is all around every single one of us; in our everyday lives geographical aspects are always
there whether it is travelling to work or school or perhaps related to the environment around us.
Geography helps all of us to find out where places are, how people and the environment interact and
how our world is one big interconnected place.
Geography, along with the broader curriculum, will help to create successful learners who are literate,
numerate, enquiring and creative, and who can communicate clearly and work both
independently and collaboratively. These skills are developed through the key processes of
geographical enquiry, communication, and graphicacy.
The study of geography prepares our students for roles as responsible citizens who can make a
positive contribution to society locally, regionally, nationally and globally. Geography enables our students
to think in an informed and questioning way about alternative future scenarios for their planet and to
become increasingly aware of people's opportunities to influence change.
Year 6 – In Year 6 students study the local area linked to map skills, different landscapes and key places
in the British Isles, coastal features and Newquay as a contrasting locality and looking at Kenya to
broaden the scale of study.
Year 7 – In Year 7 students study weather in the UK, rainforest environments, key places of the
United Kingdom and farming which is of great relevance in our local area.
Year 8 – In Year 8 students study tectonic processes (earthquakes and volcanoes), Europe with emphasis
on France including mountain environments and river features, world development with an independent
enquiry on India and to conclude their geographical studies at Blackminster a focus on environmental
issues and sustainable development.