Our intent at St Oswald’s is to encourage learners to become Geographers who develop a deeper understanding and appreciation to the multicultural and diverse global community in which they live. Through the implementation of a thorough and progressive Geography curriculum our children will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and cultural capital to be contributing, well rounded citizens with high expectations and ambition.
To achieve this our curriculum will provide the learning for children to become Geographer who have:
- an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like.
- an excellent understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated.
- an extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.
- fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques.
- the ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings.
- significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity as shown in interpretations and representations of the subject matter
- highly developed and frequently utilised fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques.
- a passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there.
- the ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment.