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“The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexities of our world."

Barack Obama

Why do we learn Geography? 

  •  To develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places, both terrestrial and marine, including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
  • To understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time. 
  • To become competent in the geographical skills needed to:                                                                   
  1. Collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experience of fieldwork that deepens understanding of geographical processes;
  2. Interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS);
  3. Communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

What do Geographers do at Wherwell?