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‘Effective teachers of geography possess a unique combination of professional qualities which they deploy in an ethical manner for the benefit of the education of children and young people, namely, they provide challenge, demonstrate care for mankind and the environment and allow all to contribute to the ongoing academic and ethical debate surrounding the key issues facing us all in the evolving Anthropocene Era.

We care for and provide our students with an education which has been awarded the Secondary Geography Quality Mark in 2014 and once again in 2017 by the Geographical Association. This Mark recognises quality and progress in geography leadership, curriculum provision, learning and teaching.  Few maintained Secondary schools in the northwest have achieved this award and this reinforces the breadth of, and level of challenge in, curriculum offered, its delivery and uptake by the students at LGGS.
We endeavour to explore contemporary issues affecting the environment and real world issues, including flood defence, climate change and demographics – all, contemporary issues. Through research and evidence based understanding of these issues it provides our pupils with an awareness and skill set which in turn allows all pupils to care for our world/planet by being relevant to pupils lives both at a contemporary level and from a futures perspective.

Geography fieldwork is a prominent part of the national curriculum for geography,  and contributes strongly towards the aims of geography programmes of study and curriculum underpinning at LGGS. Practical experiences such as this are widely acknowledged, both in inspection and research evidence, to provide social and personal as well as cognitive challenge and gain for pupils. This element of the curriculum is well served at LGGS and builds solidly on the classroom delivered curriculum, the multiplicty of fieldwork and real-world experiences and as a foundation for further educational study in related disciplines.

Geography is a curriculum resource par excellence, which helps explain, inspire, address curiosity and provide ethical debate about our Earth. It contributes to wider and deeper educational agendas. Our curriculum at LGGS allows all pupils to develop and challenge their understanding of the wider world by ‘Thinking geographically’ and allows all to see connections between spatial and temporal scales, to also develop a very specific vocabulary. Geography allows pupils to access complex ideas and to understand a variety of ‘big-ideas and concepts’ as illustrated by the Year 9 curriculum unit on Global Health. The course provides a rigorous subject knowledge, the ability to identify and overcome the challenges they encounter in doing so and to allow themselves to become confident in the inter-connectivity of the world around them as they progress their own lives.​

If you require any further details, please contact:
Miss K Hodgkinson, Head of Geography

Geography at KS3 - an overview

GCSE Exam Specification: AQA Geography:
Specification 8035

A-Level Exam Specification: AQA Geography:
Specification 7037 Linear

Geography A-level

Useful links
BBC Bitesize National Geographic Google Earth
Society of Women Geographers BBC Science and Environment  
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