St Ivo Geography Department Online Portal
“Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future” -
Head of Department -
The Geography Curriculum at St Ivo Academy
The Curriculum Vision for Geography at St Ivo
In the geography department we aim to ensure that all of our students receive a high quality geographical experience, providing a broad yet coherent and knowledge rich curriculum which enables them to develop the life skills and foundation knowledge for them to be responsible citizens, able to understand and contribute to a sustainable future, regardless of the level to which they pursue their study of geography. We aspire to develop students with enquiring minds that ask questions, appreciate, respect and debate differences in opinion, problem solve and develop a sense of personal, social responsibility and self-
We aim to develop a geography-
develops a sound foundation of both substantive and disciplinary knowledge as appropriate to our students at different key stages;
develops an understanding of the importance of the complex physical, economic, social and political relationships which shape our human and physical landscapes and the processes which operate within them.
develops spatial awareness of the location of places and environments
promotes tolerance, responsibility and diversity whilst challenging misconceptions
develops a range of key skills and competencies necessary to carry out geographical enquiry and to interpret geographical information;
The key design principles underlying our vision intent are outlined in our department handbook
We are a highly reflective department and see curriculum review as an ongoing process which will continue to evolve and develop. Our full curriculum intent, impact and implementation document is held in the department handbook.