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At Brabourne CEP School we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world.

We pride ourselves on our creative learning environment and classroom displays. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum at Brabourne enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops and understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Brabourne and also to their further education and beyond.

In line with the National Curriculum, the principal aims of Geography at Brabourne are to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time

Are competent in the geographical skills needed to:

  • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical
  • processes
  • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

Cultural Capital in Geography

Through their learning in Geography, our children will develop the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.  They will gain essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to an understanding of how the places in the world developed and how to look after it in the future. Our curriculum will support children in thinking like geographers – interested in our natural environment and how people use it.  The Geography curriculum allows children to learn through drama, investigation & enquiry, providing pupils with the confidence to explore different aspects of the world and take this curiosity with them onto their next stage of education and into adulthood.

To find out more about our Geography curriculum, please see:

Substantive & Disciplinary knowledge in Geography (Progression-in-Geography.pdf)
Geography Opportunities at Brabourne (Geography-at-Brabourne.pdf)
Geography Learning Journey (Geography-Learning-Journey-4-1-1.pdf)