Through geography children learn about real people in real places which is vital if we are to foster respect for a diversity of cultures.
At the heart of geography are contemporary issues: climatic change, flood management, urban development, trade, sustainable development. Surely a broad and balanced education must include such topics?
Geography is also about the excitement of the world’s great landscapes and the exhilaration of its great cities. These experiences are vital if our children are to grow up caring about the world in which they live.
Examples of topics covered in Key Stage 4 are Flooding; climate change; tectonic hazards; tourism; cities; population; coasts and development, Wales; weather; globalisation.