Curriculum Statement of Intent

The curriculum is much more than just lessons. It includes the ethos, attitudes and relationships which create the family life of our school. Our aim is to provide a broad, balanced and rigorous curriculum that meets the needs and aspirations of every young person and leaves them well prepared for their future. The Geography curriculum at Isca is aimed to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

The curriculum intends:

1) To enable students to experience a breadth of Geographical knowledge and concepts to ensure that those who do not choose to follow the course to GCSE are still able to meet our set criteria to be a ‘good’ geographer. 2) Where students do continue to study the subject we aim to provide our young people with an agreed core of knowledge which will create a solid foundation of both of knowledge and skills to enable all students to succeed at GCSE (and beyond) as well as providing links with both other subjects and the wider world. 3) To explore and engage with a wide range of concepts and ideas which not only enable students to understand their own part of the world but also take students beyond their immediate locality. The curriculum will provide students with an opportunity to both develop their own thinking and challenge them to empathise with issues and debates from further afield. 4) To equip students with an array of both geographical and problem solving skills and an analytical frame of mind. At various points students will complete a decision making activity which involves acquisition of new knowledge as well as correctly applying previous content in order to make an informed judgement in a range of situations. 5) Through all of this, to cultivate a love of subject that propels students towards a future interest in our planet, even if this does not necessarily mean taking the subject at GCSE or A level.
Curriculum overview: topics studied during each stage of the year. Roadmap: an overview of the subject in a single image.