We love Geography at St Andrew’s! We offer an engaging geography curriculum that is often linked to our termly topics and offers opportunities for creativity and exploration, The children extend their knowledge of
- Locational knowledge
- Place knowledge
- Knowledge of human & physical geography
- Geographical skills and fieldwork
and develop a wide range of geographical skills and vocabulary.
In 2020, the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) published some overarching statements about the nature of geography:
- Human geography concerns the understanding of the dynamics of cultures, societies and economies, and physical geography concerns the understanding of the dynamics of landscapes and the environment.
- Geography puts this understanding of social and physical processes within the context of place – recognising the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world, and exploring the links between them. Understanding the causes of differences and inequalities between places and social groups underlie much of the newer developments in human geography.
- Geography is, in the broadest sense, an education for life and for living. Learning through geography – whether gained through formal learning or experientially through travel, fieldwork and expeditions – helps us all to be more socially and environmentally sensitive, better informed, and more responsible as citizens and employees
Royal Geographical Society, 2020