In Geography, pupils have opportunities to develop their geographical skills through local, national and global contexts and develop Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities. Pupils study the natural and built environment and the human aspect of Geography.
Pupils explore the part they can play in shaping and protecting the environment around them. They develop a sense of place by studying relevant issues and they investigate how societies differ.
Effective teaching will encourage pupils to develop a range of geographical skills, such as map work, enquiry and fieldwork skills.
The key elements that underpin the curriculum objectives are key issues for modern society. The statutory requirements for this subject strand make these key elements explicit.
For further details, see the Statutory Requirements for Geography at Key Stage 3 and the Key Stage 3 Non-Statutory Guidance for Geography.