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At Wightwick Hall, Geography is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical processes that shape them, and the people who live in them.

The Progress in Geography units have been developed in line with the National Curriculum, building on knowledge gained at Key Stage 2, and incorporate the areas of world locational knowledge, geographical understanding and geographical skills. These areas are explored through the delivery of topics such as the earth’s natural resources, weather and climate, rivers and population.

The curriculum is designed to help students develop an understanding and appreciation for the ever-changing world around them, by also exploring important, contemporary issues, such as climate change, poverty and resource depletion.

Student will learn how the human and physical worlds are inter-connected, and we hope will therefore develop a sense of responsibility and respect for the planet, and everything that inhabits it.

Students will receive one hour of Geography per week, delivered in their year groups. Progress is monitored and recorded using the BSquared assessment tool, and is reported home twice through the academic year.

Due to the impact Covid-19 has had on teaching and learning in the past year and a half, the curriculum plan may be adjusted to ensure gaps in pre-requisite knowledge are addressed first, so that this can be effectively built upon through the subsequent teaching.