“The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents. And, in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.” Barack Obama
Our school is comprised of pupils predominantly from the Consett South and Castleside political areas. Statistics gathered from the local police show that the majority of reported crime in the area is either anti-social behaviour or violent offences. We want our children to explore the human and physical geography of our locality and develop a pride in the place where they live. Through fieldwork, they will see the diversity on offer in our local landscape and learn to respect what they have.
94.2% of people living in Consett South were born in England, with 97.1% English speakers. We want to open up the whole world to our children and show them the wide variety of cultures and diversity.
Documents relating to our geography curriculum can be found below. We have taken the aims and objectives from the National Curriculum and used them to create the Castleside Geography Curriculum.
Geography at Castleside