The Teaching of Geography at St Mary and St Benedict
Geography teaching in St Mary and St Benedict school aims to help pupils to:-
a] develop a sense of what it might be like to live in different places in the world and explore the connections and links between these places.
b] acquire the background knowledge about locations which is necessary to understand the context of local, national and international events.
c] understand some of the important characteristics of the Earth’s major physical systems and to consider the way in which these physical systems are connected and are changing.
d] understand the relationships between people and their environment and develop awareness of the need to protect and conserve the environment.
e] appreciate the ways in which patterns in human activities are influenced by their location and economic, social and political processes.
f] develop an appreciation of the ethnic, cultural, economic and political diversity of human society and of the interdependence of people, places and environments throughout the world.
g] identify and investigate important cultural, social and political issues and changes relating to places and the environment in a sensitive and considered way.
h] acquire the techniques and skills necessary for geographical enquiry.
i] develop important cross-curricular intellectual and social skills, including the ability to observe, analyse and communicate.