At Bursley Academy, we teach Geography to:
Fire pupils' curiosity about the geography of the UK and the wider world
Develop pupils’ understanding of basic physical systems that affect everyday life (e.g. earth-sun relationships, water cycles and wind)
Develop childrens’ knowledge of the location of places and the physical and cultural characteristics of those places.
Raise children’s awareness of humans impact on the Earth in order to appreciate Earth as the homeland of humankind and provide insight for wise management decisions about how the planet’s resources should be used.
Encourage children to ask questions, think critically and develop perspective and judgement.
Identify the changes in society and groups and how these affect the world.
Foster a sense of identity and an increased understanding of pupils own position in their own community and the world.
All of the above will provide our pupils with a strong foundation of the subject in order for them to explore Geography at secondary school and hopefully inspire them to have professions within this subject.
The teaching of high quality Geography will support the development of pupils and allow them to become:
Successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.