Geography

Subject leader: Miss Hodges

At Trinity Academy Richmond we value Geography as an important part of all children’s entitlement that engages, inspires and challenges pupils whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to explore and study places, people and natural and human environments. We recognise the value of first hand, practical experiences to enhance teaching and learning in geography. As far as possible, we aim to find opportunities available to use the school grounds and the local area for fieldwork to make geography learning exciting and meaningful.

Our Geography curriculum ensures that our children develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and, as a result, achieve exceptionally well and is reflected in our consistently high outcomes for our pupils.

Our pupils will:

  • Develop an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like.
  • Establish an excellent understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated.
  • Develop an extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.
  • Become fluent in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques.
  • Gain the ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings.
  • Demonstrate significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity as shown in interpretations and representations of the subject matter.
  • Establish highly developed and frequently utilised fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques.
  • Gain 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.
  • Demonstrate the ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment.