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Curriculum: Geography

Geography is the study of the earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live.

Geography is unique in bridging the social sciences (human geography) with the natural sciences (physical geography).

Geography puts this understanding of social and physical processes within the context of places and regions - recognising the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world, and the links between them. Understanding the causes of differences and inequalities between places and social groups underlie much of the newer developments in human geography.

Geography is a dynamic subject; it responds to and seeks to describe and explain the world as it changes. Our students need to grow into informed citizens with a sound understanding of human and natural processes that shape the globe and its people. Geography has the critical role in giving them an understanding of their place in the world.

Richard Lander School