Geography

"Geography is the what of where. It is vitally important for understanding the world around us. Geographers question the world and seek to understand it, they explain why things are where they are. No other subject at school links so many factors together as one."

Francesca Carter

Charlton House Teacher with a student and a globe

Geography at Charlton House

Geographical knowledge is a basic requirement in enabling children to make sense not only of the world they experience first-hand, but the world that is brought into our homes and schools through a variety of media. Geography is also a focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and future development.

In studying geography, pupils encounter and come to appreciate different societies and cultures. We value this as a means to stimulate them to think about their place in the world. Are resources shared fairly around the globe? Is the human impact on our natural world ever positive? Throughout the teaching of Geography, pupils are encouraged to consider their responsibilities as global citizens of the 21st century.

Nothing can replace the value of fieldwork. When children experience the world around them first hand, the subject of Geography becomes far more relevant and the topics they study in the classroom come alive. At Charlton House we are blessed with unique surroundings for a city-school in Southampton and we are able to use our extensive acreage, fields and woodland areas as an excellent outdoor classroom, bringing concepts studied through all medium to life.