‘The Humanities’ – Geography and History

Geography Intent Statement

At Boston Pioneers Academy, we believe that Geography helps our pupils to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world around them, as well as their place within it. We aim to inspire in our pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

The curriculum is designed to ensure that teaching equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress through the school, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. The geographical knowledge and skills taught are progressive and are sequenced in such a way as to provide the framework and approaches that provide pupils with an explanation of how the Earth’s features are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

History Intent Statement

At Boston Pioneers Academy, we strive to inspire a curiosity about the past within our pupils. We aim to develop an understanding of British history and that of the wider world. We work to develop an understanding of chronology as well as a knowledge and understanding of how the local area has changed over time.

During their studies, our pupils are given the opportunity to examine, interpret and evaluate a variety of sources to make deductions about the past. They are taught to think as historians and archaeologists and are encouraged to pose their own historical questions. They investigate how and why the world has changed, as well as what we can learn from the past to make the future a better place.

British Values are woven into our History curriculum promoting values such as Mutual Respect, Tolerance, and Individual Liberty.