Geography Curriculum


A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

At St Joseph’s, we aim to:


  • Help pupils develop knowledge and understanding of places.

  • Help pupils develop a sense of identity through learning about the UK and its relationships with other countries.

  • Help pupils to understand physical and human geographical features of the world.

  • Teach the skills and knowledge necessary to develop children as geographers.

  • Encourage learning through enquiry-based projects and lessons in order to develop children’s independent research skills.

  • Help children understand how to use a map in a variety of different contexts.

  • Help children interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and communicate geographical information in a variety of ways.

  • Help children to develop pupils' thinking skills, skills in English, Maths and Computing and to promote pupils' awareness and understanding of gender, cultural, spiritual and moral issues.

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