Geography Curriculum Journey

Geography is our pupils’ gateway into the rest of the world and so it is The Geography Department’s aim at Golborne High School is to ensure that our pupils appreciate and understand the world in which they live. Our pupils consider how Earth’s major processes have resulted in some of the most awe-inspiring landforms and features. This can include looking at the formation of some our planet’s most well-known landforms, examining the global significance of world biomes and seeing first-hand the changing landscapes of the UK. We seek to invoke in our pupils a sense of wonder – through the use of enquiry questions we encourage our young geographers to question and challenge the world around them.

The Geography curriculum at Golborne High school is modern and reflects the global issues of today. This can range from looking at the rising impact of plastic pollution at a local and global scale in Year 7, as well as, the looming threats brought about by climate change in Year 9. We also reflect on how historical and political events have shaped our modern world, for example the break up between the EU and UK in Year 8, as well as the economic crash in 2008 in Year 9. 

Importantly, our curriculum in Geography challenges pupils to consider and evaluate various strategies to manage and protect our planet in an effective and sustainable way. Geography is a multifaceted discipline and at Golborne High School we endeavour to provide our pupils every opportunity to become well-rounded and highly skilled Geographers through a curriculum that has human and physical geography at its core.  

At GCSE level we have opted to study the AQA Geography specification due to how current and relevant the topics are. This specification enables staff within the department to facilitate our goal of ensuring that our pupils are made more aware of the issues that we are faced with today, but most importantly, are challenged on being able to consider how we address those issues in the future.

Geography at Golborne High School continues to inspire and well-equip our pupils to study this subject successfully at A Level, but also, to appreciate and value the responsibilities that come with being a global citizen.