At Rayleigh, we believe that the teaching of geography should inspire pupils to develop a life-long curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We teach pupils to appreciate the diversity evident in the world through learning about similarities, differences and how we live interdependently. We believe that geography is a key subject to engage pupils’ creative and critical thinking about change, both locally and globally, and the implications for their future.
Our curriculum ensures that the teaching of geography equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
As pupils progress through the school, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.