GSO Test


At Ernest Cookson School, our geography curriculum ignites a sense of adventure and exploration in our boys (Years 1-5). We recognise the social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) needs of our students and design our program to foster self-confidence and a connection to the world around them.


By the end of Year 6, we aim for our boys to:

  • Possess a solid foundation in key geographical concepts such as place, space, scale, environment, sustainability, interconnection human geography and physical geography.
  • Demonstrate competency in using a wide range of maps, globes, and simple geographical tools (including GIS).
  • Cultivate a sense of curiosity and appreciation for the world's diversity.
  • Feel a strong sense of belonging to their local environment.
  • Develop communication skills for discussing geographical ideas with confidence.

This curriculum intent statement serves as a roadmap for our geography program at Ernest Cookson School. We believe that geography can play a crucial role in promoting the social, emotional, and academic development of our SEMH students, fostering a sense of adventure and a lifelong love of learning about the world around them.


copy of geography overview.pdf