Often described as ‘the world discipline’, Geography is a subject which has place at its heart and seeks to explain the processes, patterns and the peculiarities of the Earth. It is uniquely broad and at Judd, we revel in this diversity, encouraging our students to engage with as many topics and contemporary geographical issues as possible. During the course of one year, students may consider questions as wide-ranging as ‘How does the anatomy of a volcano affect the type of eruption it produces?’ to ‘Why is there a civil war in Syria?’
We balance Physical and Human Geography equally throughout the curriculum and believe in an enquiry-led approach, developing students’ curiosity about their world and equipping them with the knowledge and skills to explore it further. Emphasis is placed on finding links between topics and establishing a sense of how people and places are not isolated from another, but interact as part of a dynamic global network. We are also committed to delivering a curriculum that reflects on local, regional and global events as they happen and as such, our lessons encourage students to engage with current affairs and to use their geographical understanding to interpret the news.
Alongside our classroom teaching, we believe that fieldwork is a fundamental part of a high-quality geographical education and as such, we aim to provide Judd students with as much fieldwork experience as possible. Field trips are designed to complement topics of study, to allow students to investigate a number of different environments and to apply their knowledge, both locally and further afield.
Information on how Geography is taught across the Key Stages can be found below