Geography education within The Whitby High School aims to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to be global citizens. Our curriculum is not about students leaving with a long list of facts about the world; we want our students to value the progressing nature of Geography as a subject.
Through our systems and thematic approach to learning experiences, students will progressively work out how the world works and how it can and will change in the future. Students will learn about places that are outside of their own experience, they will develop their understanding of the world’s diversity of environments, peoples, cultures and economies.
Students will develop a global ‘open mindness’ so that they can challenge stereotypes and understand the changeability of key ideas and concepts. In their lessons, students will view the world objectively and go beyond their everyday experience
Students will be encouraged to develop a profound and detailed conceptual world knowledge that enables them to explain relationships in both the natural and human realms. Students will then develop the knowledge and be equipped with the tools to think through alternative social, economic and environmental futures for a range of places.
In addition to lessons, students have several opportunities to develop their geographical understanding outside the classroom.
Fieldwork promotes geographical knowledge and understanding by bridging the divide between the classroom and the real world. Students will have the opportunity to visit places such as the North Welsh Coastline and rural periphery, Liverpool City Centre, Chester City Centre and even further afar to places such as Iceland.
Content may vary slightly but fundamental aspects of each topic are as below. Curriculum plans are renewed and amended annually.