At Moor Hey we seek to:
- Stimulate pupils’ interests in their surroundings and in a variety of physical and human conditions of the earth’s surface.
- Foster pupils’ sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around them.
- Enhance pupils’ sense of responsibility to the world and its people around them
We aim to make Geography an enjoyable learning experience by
- Studying a range of people, places and environments.
- Researching the location of places and environments.
- Studying Human and Physical geography processes.
- Appreciating different scales – from personal and local to national and global.
- Studying how economic, social and environmental factors affect issues.
- Carrying out geographical inquiry- skills to plan the investigation, to collect, record, display and analyse the information.
- Using a range of resources, including maps, atlases, photographs, satellite images, text and ICT.
- In EYFS, Key Stages 1 and 2, Geography is taught alongside History in a topic based format. Pupils will complete a Geography topic in one half term and then a History topic the next half term.
- In Key Stage 3, year 7 and 8 pupils have one 55 minute session a week which alternates between Geography / History each half term. Year 9 follow an accredited curriculum (AQA awards) and are taught History twice a week.
- The Semi formal Class (Brunel) also have one Humanities a week which alternates between Geography / RE and History due to timetable restrictions and the alternative provision provided for the learners.
- In KS4, Geograpgh ASDAN Award for the formal class ( and finished by the end of year 10) whilst the semi-formal class follow the AQA Unit Awards.
To ensure that pupils have a wide knowledge of the world around them, and to have skills that will support them in the future lives.