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A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Teaching geography should equip 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, 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. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain, and critically question, how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
Ultimately pupils should be able to make sense of the world in which they live, and be motivated to use their knowledge to participate in their environment, shaping actions on a local and global scale.
Key Stage 3 Course Information
In Key Stage 3 Geography we take a Mastery approach to teaching, learning and assessment. In order to ensure that our students are ‘ready to progress’ to Key Stage 4 courses, we have produced a statement highlighting what students need to know, remember and be able to do to have 'mastered' the subject. It is against these that we assess. In students’ books and in their work we would expect to see evidence of revisiting concepts and content and students reflecting on their work and feedback from teachers. We would also expect to see evidence of the content and concepts students need to know - these will often be in the format of a knowledge organiser. This will be backed up with evidence of 'low stakes' testing so students can measure their own progress.
See our Curriculum map for further details on the content of the key Stage 3 course, which includes links to knowledge organiser. Here is the link to the ‘Ready to progress’ criteria.
Key Stage 4 Information
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Key Stage 5 Information
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