The study of geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps young people make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on pupils’ own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global.


Geography at Dunhurst is about learning and undertaking activities which will enable all young people to become:
• Successful learners, who enjoy learning, making progress and achieving. 
• Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. 
• Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society. 
Geographical enquiry encourages questioning, investigation and critical thinking about issues affecting the world and people’s lives, now and in the future. 

Key concepts

1. Place
2. Space
3. Scale
4. Interdependence
5. Physical and human processes
6. Environmental interaction and sustainable development
7. Cultural understanding and diversity

Key skills

1. Geographical enquiry
2. Fieldwork and out-of-class learning
3. Graphicacy and visual literacy – Map skills
4. Geographical communication – vocabulary and questioning
5. ICT

Head of Geography: David Ellis