We aim to provide an interesting and balanced Geography Curriculum, during which children will be introduced to new skills and concepts, and learn about their world and their impact on environments.
The Geography taught at Alvechurch Middle School aims to enable ALL children to have a balanced geographical education. The work will give them an increased knowledge of the processes of geographical enquiry; the opportunity to achieve a depth of understanding about relationships between people and places; to develop necessary skills and interest in both their own surroundings and in the variety of physical and human conditions in the wider world. Through the curriculum, children will develop an appreciation of the environment and sustainability.
At a time when transport and communication systems bring the world ever closer, the study of geography is vital if pupils are to understand the relationship between people and the world in which we live.
Geography seeks to emphasise the relationships between the physical, environmental, economic and social aspects of the subject. In line with the National Curriculum, pupils are given opportunities to develop a range of skills including map work.
Over 4 years, pupils are encouraged to use geographical skills to develop an increasing knowledge and understanding of places and link-ins with physical, human, environmental and sustainability issues.