Geography at Kenton is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical processes that shape them and the people who live in them. Pupils study their local area, and contrasting localities in the United Kingdom, Kenya and other parts of the world.

Geography at Kenton also helps pupils to gain a greater understanding of the ways of life and cultures of people in other places. The study of the local area forms an important part of the geography taught at our school particularly at key stage1. Enjoyable geographical activities are organised to build upon the pupil’s knowledge and understanding of the local area. Through our teaching of geography, we aim to:


  • Stimulate the pupil’s interest  and curiosity about their surroundings.

  • Create and foster a sense of wonder about the world.

  • Inspire a sense of responsibility for the environment and people of the world we live in.

  • Develop pupils’ competence in specific geographical skills.

  • Increase pupils’ knowledge and awareness of the world.

  • Help pupils acquire and develop the skills and confidence to undertake investigations, problem solving and decision-making.

  • Increase pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the changing world, look after the Earth and its resources and develop respect and concern for, and an interest in, people throughout the world regardless of culture, race and religion.


Geography at Kenton provokes and answers questions about the natural and human worlds, using different scales of enquiry to view them from different perspectives.  It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps and a range of investigative and problem solving skills both inside and outside the classroom.


As such, it prepares pupils for adult life and employment. Geography is a focus within the Curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development.  It is also an important link between the natural and social sciences.


As pupils study Geography, they encounter different societies and cultures.  This helps them realise how nations rely on each other. It can inspire them to think about their own place in the world, their values and rights, and their responsibilities to other people and the environment.

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