Geography

Geography at Hardwicke
Studying geography is so important for children, regardless of their age or stage of learning. Geography helps them to make sense of the world around them and piques their curiosity in places and people. At Hardwicke, children’s geographical learning starts with their familiar surroundings and slowly builds outwards, from Hardwicke in Gloucestershire, to the UK, to Europe, North and South America and Africa. 

 

'A high quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.' (DFE 2013)

Geography is a subject packed with excitement and dynamism that synthesises aspects of the world and helps us to better understand its people, places and environments, and the interactions between them. Geography also helps us understand how and why places are changing, and to better imagine, predict and work towards, likely and preferred futures. Underpinning all of this is a strong spatial component that deepens our understanding of what places are like, why and how they are connected, and the importance of location.

At Hardwicke, geography knowledge is taught in a carefully sequenced and logical progression so that children build upon what they already know.