Geography at Alt Bridge
Our Geography curriculum is designed to develop pupil’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Children investigate a range of places – both in Britain and abroad – to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes. We are committed to providing pupils with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area of Liverpool so that they can develop of real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special. We also aim to develop the pupil’s ability to apply geographical skills to enable them to confidently communicate their findings and geographical understanding to a range of audiences. Through high quality teaching, we develop the following essential characteristics of geographers:
- An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world;
- A comprehensive understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected;
- An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary;
- Excellent fieldwork skills;
- A genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live here.
Here at Alt Bridge Geography is a compulsory subject in Years 7 to 9. It is taught once a week with a single 45 minute session.
When the pupils reach key Stage 4 they are able to choose geography as a vocational studies option if they wish to further explore their interests in the subject. During which they would have a double lesson a week. This gives the key stage 4 pupils the chance to achieve a formal qualification, either entry level or certificates from the UAS ‘Unit Award Scheme
Our Geography Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
- A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes;
- A celebration of learning for each term which demonstrates progression across the school;
- Pupil discussions about their learning;
Our students enjoy working co-operatively in groups, pairs as well as independently, within the classroom and in ICT suites. We ensure our students experience a positive learning environment in which all students willingly step out of their comfort zones and actively take part in lessons.