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Geography Curriculum "Geography is a subject which holds the key to our future

Lead: Mrs S Wright

INTENT

Geography is sometimes used as a topic focus for the term as a key topic (as is History) but we also aim to ensure that it is integrated into other areas of the curriculum and the basic skills are taught throughout the year through cross curricular work

We use the National curriculum to identify the key knowledge and skills required to be succesful in geography. Teaching should encourage curiosity and ensure pupils have a good 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, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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 geographicalfeatures of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time

are competent in 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.

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IMPLEMENTATION

Key Knowledge for a Geographer

Knowledge of the Earth's physical and human processes

Knowlege of people, places, resources, natural and human environements

Knowledge of their location in relation to the widre world

Key Skills for a Geographer

Question, analyse and explain findings

Fieldwork and techniques

Express balanced views about current issues in society and the environment