My name is Mr. Wall and I am the leader of Geography at Laycock.
I believe that Geography iassists students in developing their own understanding of the world around them and their place within it, such that they become active and informed citizens. It allows students to discover and understand interactions between natural and human environments, and to understand how these interactions change over time and place. Students will explore their world and learn that they have the ability to influence its future.
Our Geography subject intent
The Laycock community is diverse in culture and heritage with a significant proportion of its members coming from various locations throughout the United Kingdom and the wider world. The Geography curriculum at Laycock has been designed to reflect this diversity and equip pupils with a sense of curiosity and fascination about the wider world, its people, and their place within it as global citizens. We have created a curriculum that places careful consideration on the real-world experiences of our entire student population accounting for the deaf provision, EAL and BAME pupils.
Learning in Geography lessons at Laycock will always focus on the pupil and build on understandings from the inside out or the outside in, so that pupils are able to develop an appreciation of the own local area and understand how it fits within a much larger geographical context. By structuring learning in this way the Geography curriculum at Laycock will provide students with lifelong skills and cultural capital that they can use as active citizens in their everyday lives.
With the support of the British Council and The United Nations, students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is supported and encouraged. Links will be formed with international partner schools which will inspire students to break barriers, understand similarities and differences in different geographical contexts, and extend the values which underpin all activity at Laycock beyond the school community. Celebrations and themed days/weeks will deepen pupils’ understandings of the interactions between the physical and human processes in our world and highlight the impact that their actions can have on current and future generations.
In its most basic form Geography is the world around us that appeals to the senses of our pupils every single day. As such the curriculum at Laycock will be immersive and allow the students the opportunity the see, hear and feel their learning. Technology and concrete resources will be used in the classroom to strengthen learning, and pupils will be given the opportunity to deepen understandings and skills through cultural trips and experiences.