The Geography curriculum at Salford City Academy aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding of this fascinating, all-encompassing discipline, to prepare them for further study in the field and to acquire the skills to compete in an ever-changing jobs market.
The curriculum is designed to complement the academy’s values and enrich students’ appreciation of the human and physical worlds around them. We aim to provide a high-quality geography education that inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Teaching will equip students with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and a wider appreciation of the moral and ethical duties of being a global citizen in the 21st century. Students will leave Key Stage 3 with a lifelong love of the subject whether or not they choose to continue studying Geography.
At Salford, students will widen their experiences of people and environments beyond their own locale, consequently the curriculum aims to provide students with a range of experiences beyond the classroom. In Year 7, students will undertake on-site fieldwork outside of the classroom to give them a grounding in collecting primary data. This will stimulate an interest in geographical enquiry and complement the ‘scientific method’ of enquiry transferred from the Science curriculum. Geography will be an inclusive subject, all students will partake in fieldwork to generate enthusiasm for geographical study.
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