At Stormont, we aim to deliver geography in a way that inspires the girls to want to learn and develop curiosity about both natural and human aspects of the world from the past, the present and in the future. Geography lessons are fun, engaging and as hand on as possible. Throughout their time at Stormont, the girls will develop their knowledge and understanding through fieldwork, investigations, experiments, educational visits and learning outside of the classroom as often as possible to experience geography in action in the real world.
In each year, there is a focus on developing the girls’ understanding of a different key physical feature and how they are formed including rivers, coasts, mountains, volcanoes, rainforests and the Poles. In each of these topics, the girls will use ICT and books to research and present their findings, for example Mount Vesuvius during the volcano topic. The girls enjoy presenting the information to the class.
Each year, the girls will also cover different human processes. This is achieved by comparing and contrasting their local environment to a range of places, both in the United Kingdom, Europe and worldwide. By doing this, the aim is to assist the girls to better understand people, places and environments, and the interactions between them.
As a result of global issues, there is also a strong focus on understanding how and why places are changing and the impact the girls can have on the planet to educate them to want to make positive, sustainable changes for the future. The girls enjoy making a change both in school and outside of school.
Stormont’s geography curriculum supports a strong cross-curricular link to all subjects. Due to its investigative nature, our aim is to use a range of resources and outdoor learning opportunities to inspire the girls’ lifelong love or learning, an interest in appreciating all cultures, countries and diversity in the world through different activities and exercises.