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The Impact of the Gawber Geography Curriculum

"The study of geography is more than just about memorising places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together."

-Barack Obama. 



The way in which the Geography curriculum at Gawber has been designed is to instil a love and appreciation of the world that we live in so that our children leave our school knowing that they hold the power to positively impact that world now and in the future. Over time, children at Gawber develop contextual knowledge of the location of significant places, both global and aquatic so that by the time they leave our school, they can define physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes


- A knowledge of place.

Children at leave Gawber School with a good knowledge of different places around the world. They have a good cultural awareness and understand cultural diversity with regards to the places studied. They understand how humans, animals and environments depend on each other to survive (interdependence). 


- A knowledge of space.

Children leave Gawber with a good knowledge of where places are in the world. They understand how places interact with each other and can view different places around the world using a variety of means (scale). 


- A knowledge of climate. 

Through a secure knowledge of physical and human processes, children at Gawber become increasingly aware of the environmental impact on the world. They become aware of the role they can place in sustainable development and begin a journey to adulthood with a knowledge of how to improve the world they live in for future generations. 


By the end of KS2, Gawber children can:

- Collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes.

- Interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

- Communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length. 


As Gawber children move to the next stage of their education, they know that Geography is about understanding the complexity of our world and appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents. They understand that their knowledge of the world helps us to better understand those who live here, helps bridge the divides and bring people together.