Geography means to write about Earth. At Baines we strive to ensure that Geography provides our students with a deep and rich understanding of the world in which they live.
The Geography curriculum at Baines will build knowledge through skills skills. We do not teach to the test, we teach to build knowledge and cultural capital. Consequently, the KS3 curriculum explores a wider variety of key processes and concepts than is required for KS4. This knowledge will compliment and consolidate key processes and concepts explored in KS4, in addition to increasing cultural capital.
As a department our primary intent is to ensure students are able to interpret and understand the world around them, including the processes that mean the Earth is a dynamic and ever-changing environment. We want them to have passion for the world around them, an ability to “see” Geography everywhere they go and appreciate the awe and wonder of our wonderful planet.