Geography

 

Our knowledge-rich geography curriculum inspires our pupils to develop a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. It has been designed so that pupils acquire knowledge about a diverse range of places, people and natural and human environments. Each programme of learning is carefully designed to build on prior learning and the acquisition of knowledge is progressional. Key knowledge knowledge and skills are revisited over time to ensure deep learning takes place.

Pupils develop understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes and resources and as pupils progress they deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Pupils gain the geographical knowledge, understanding and skills that explain how the Earth’s features are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Our pupils learn to:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time.

Our curriculum teaches the geographical skills needed to:

  • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
  • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

To view our Geography Curriculum Map, please click here.