Welcome to Geography
The aim of the Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School Geography Department is to inspire in all pupils a lifelong curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.
We aim to develop pupils who will flourish in school and beyond as they become well-rounded globally and environmentally informed, thoughtful and enquiring citizens.
We want students to understand more about the changing world, the challenges it faces and their place within it – the ability to think like a geographer has never been as important as it is now.
We aim to build knowledge, understanding and skills that will be meaningful to pupils in further study, the world of work and later life in general. This involves the study of diverse and similar places, people (and their values, attitudes and beliefs), resources and natural and human environments, together with the development of a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human geographical processes and concepts at a range of scales from local to global.
As students’ progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the links, interrelationships and reliance between physical and human processes, systems, patterns, places, features and environments at different scales, and of the formation and use of a variety of landscapes and environments over time. The development and appropriate use of a wide range of specialist terms is essential as geographical knowledge and understanding cannot be expressed without geographical vocabulary. Additionally, we want pupils to develop a wide range of key geographical and transferable skills.
We passionately believe in the importance of geographical fieldwork. A range of field work is carried out in a variety of locations with a variety of year groups. Recent fieldwork locations have included Shropshire, Birmingham & Solihull, the Dorset Coast, South Wales, Bewdley, Dudley and the home of Geography…Iceland.
"In an increasingly globalised world, it is more important than ever that we understand the dynamic and ever changing world around us"