Pupils should consolidate and extend their knowledge of the world’s major countries and their physical and human features. They should understand how geographical processes interact to create distinctive human and physical landscapes that change over time. In doing so, they should become aware of increasingly complex geographical systems in the world around them.
The learning challenges are carefully crafted to ensure they make sense to the learners and be something that is within their immediate understanding. Our geography curriculum has been developed in a way that links to our history curriculum. By this, we mean there are elements of geography woven in to our history units, where appropriate. However, we of course recognise the importance of teaching geography in its own right.
In some year groups, geography units follow on from history units. We have sequenced it this way so that the key knowledge learnt in history provides a meaningful context for the geography units which follow.
Children are given access to a range of resources to develop learning through atlases, digital technology, books, photographs and a range of maps.
Through our geography curriculum, children have opportunities to investigate and interpret a range of geographical locations in Britain and across the wider world. We encourage children to become geographers through collecting, analysing and communicating through discussion our findings. Where possible, we ensure cross curricular links with maths and literacy. Geography provides excellent opportunities to support all learning abilities through investigations, outdoor learning and analysing data.
Inspires a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Equips children with an understanding of diverse places, people, resources and environments around them. Allows children to build on prior learning about physical and human processes and the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
Geography in KS3