Geography at Silverstone UTC seeks to develop young people who ‘think like a geographer’. The study of Geography should inspire in students a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Our expertly constructed curriculum provides students with engaging content which provides them with the chance to develop their understanding through enquiry questions, fieldwork and cartographic skill development.
Through the study of both physical and human geography, students develop a deep understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. Experiencing the opportunity to undertake fieldwork in contrasting locations to collect, analyse and draw conclusions from geographical data provides students with an ability to use multiple sources of increasingly complex information.
Students of Geography develop skills which stay with them for life. Notably, problem solving and decision making, report writing, presentations, and the interpretation and analysis of data and Geographical Information Systems.
At Key Stage 5, the study of Geography develops students’ independence through the completion of an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. The investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the students relating to any part of the specification content, inspiring students to pursue an area of specific interest to them.
Because it is a broad based academic subject, the study of Geography is well respected by employers and higher educational institutions providing students with the opportunity to access career opportunities in all disciplines.