The Geography Intent- Why we teach what we teach


A high-quality geography education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s geographical features- human and physical, local and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the world in which they live. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Geography helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, how landscape and other geographical elements effect those lives, the diversity of different places, as well as their own locality and the geography on their doorsteps.


At New Close we believe that it is crucial that our children develop an understanding of UK geography, the geography of the wider world, and how it impacts upon our community and people in the world. Our curriculum is developed in line with the National Curriculum, and is delivered in a way that is interesting, relevant to our children and links to other areas of learning, wherever possible. Our desire is that students build richly connected knowledge, vocabulary and skills that they can carry forward through their education and their lives.


Our aim is that we inspire our children to become active and curious in regards to geography. We want our pupils to develop the tools to evaluate information about the world around them and make informed judgments based on this, and help them understand key features of the world, and how this shapes the world they live in. We believe it is crucial that children learn about the geographical elements that shape our nation, as well as other civilizations across the globe.