Our geography curriculum provides pupils with an understanding of the world around them. It teaches them about the physical and human features of the planet and how they interact with each other. Geography at Cavina is an exciting subject that engages pupils’ curiosity and inspires them to explore the world beyond their immediate surroundings.
The subject is divided into two. In physical geography, pupils learn about the earth’s natural features and processes. Topics include weather and climate, biomes, landforms, and ecosystems. In human geography we study human activity and its impact on the planet, with topics ranging from transport, population and settlement and socio-economic systems to environmental issues and globalisation.
Geography is a visual discipline, and maps are the primary tool for understanding spatial relationships. Students therefore learn about different types of maps, map reading and interpretation, and how to use geographic information systems (GIS) to analyse data.
By the time pupils leave Cavina, they will have a strong foundation in physical and human geography, map skills, and fieldwork techniques as well as an understanding of the complexities of global issues and how geography is used to address them. By the end of the course, pupils should be able to apply their knowledge to real-world situations and articulate their ideas effectively.