Geography is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical processes which shape them and the people who live in them. It explores the relationship between the earth and its peoples through the study of places, space and environment. Geography helps children to make sense of their surroundings and the wider world, and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations. Learning about the world and the methods used to study sources and draw conclusions helps pupils understand and contribute to the world in which they live. It also allows then to develop effective enquiry and questioning skills.
Geography is an essential part of a balanced, broad coherent and relevant curriculum and helps to develop cultural capital. It acts as a unifying link between the humanities and physical sciences. It is recognised that Geography is not a restrictive subject and that it appears in many forms and is cross-curricular.