Core Values

Character, Resilience and Aspiration.

Our curriculum provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to develop their character and resilience. Our curriculum enables our students to realise their varied and ambitious aspirations.

Our curriculum ensures that we are ‘Enriching Lives’ for all our students throughout their journey from Year 7 to adults who contribute positively within our rich and diverse society.

Our curriculum is planned with the intention of enabling the best outcomes for all students no matter their starting points or barriers to learning. We pride ourselves on our broad, balanced, inclusive, and representative curriculum.

Our curriculum vision is modelled in Geography where we believe in an inclusive education for all.

Our curriculum intent is:  

  • Coherently plan, sequence and adapt our curriculum to meet the unique needs of all of our learners.
  • Offer breadth of study at KS3, 4 & 5 that is sequential in leading to study at GCSE and then A level; all students will be stretched and challenged over 5 -7  years, taking into account different starting points.
  • By drawing on other subjects in school such as English, Maths, Science and History students can develop effective literacy and numeracy skills through digital technology. This creates learners who are confident and competent readers, writers and speakers, with essential analytical skills needed for life.
  • Embed a range of wider enrichment opportunities and experiences, at least one per year, to ensure our learners have an educational experience that is rich and varied.
  • Encompass the whole school core values of character, resilience and aspiration to maximise the impact of the curriculum.


As a result the Geography curriculum will: 

  • Enable students to discover and develop other skills such as research skills, writing skills, collaboration and problem-solving skills whilst building self-confidence to support them in all aspects of life.
  • Ensure that our students have a broad range of Geographical Knowledge including awareness of both Human and Physical aspects of the Earth’s development.
  • Ensure that our students develop Geographical Understanding of Human and Physical interactions on Earth including both positive and negative impacts.
  • Ensure that our students develop Geographical Skills including mapwork, fieldwork, spatial and temporal awareness plus analysis and interpretation of graphs, diagrams and photographs.
  • Ensure that our students develop a love of and empathy for the planet they live on via an active, dynamic and experimental curriculum delivered with passion by knowledgeable staff.
  • Develop digital skills to remove all barriers to learning so that all students achieve and ensure that our students appreciate the importance of Geography in the development of skills for life and employability.
  • Ensure students are challenged and stretched by developing their leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication skills in order to provide foundations for every aspect of school life.