At Elms School we offer and deliver a Geography curriculum across the school, from Key Stage 1 all the way through to Key Stage 4. This enables all of our pupils to acquire key knowledge and to develop a range of skills throughout their studies. It encourages them locate and recognise key features of local, national and international locations. Pupils are supported to consider the impact of actions on both the natural world and human populations across the world - in the past, present and future. This enables our pupils to become active and more conscientious members of society. This curriculum is formed from guidance from within the National Curriculum. Additionally, Fundamental British Values are encompassed within the teaching and learning of Geography across the school.
In Primary, pupils focus on making observations about local places and their features in Key Stage 1, broadening to studying locations further afield through the use of observations, equipment and mapping by Key Stage 2. Pupils begin to use specialist equipment and a range of sources to make their own plausible conclusions about locations, features, actions and consequences.
In Secondary, pupils may study Geography as part of their Key Stage 4 Humanities option. This forms part of the Humanities qualification pathway which pupils will work towards in order to gain Functional Skills or Entry Level qualifications. As part of these qualification pathways pupils are taught a range of topics and are supported with developing and demonstrating a wide range of enquiry-based skills.