To create curious, capable, collaborative and intrinsically motivated geographers
Intent – To provide students with a Geographical context for their lives, both in terms of the UK and the links with the wider world. To provide the knowledge necessary for students to make informed Geographical decisions on current issues facing the UK and the wider world, using evidence and theory. The aim is to create ‘worldly’ students, with the knowledge and understanding of the world to make future decisions as citizens of the UK.
Implementation – This will be implemented by engaging, interactive lessons, on current global issues which will stretch their understanding and decision making abilities through enquiry led learning; effective formative assessment; providing opportunities for collaboration and investigation.
Impact – To give students; a knowledge of physical and human geography, within the UK and the wider world, and drawing links between the two; to be able to link their knowledge of Geography to their studies of History.
Key Stage 3
Pupils will have the opportunity to investigate the factors that have shaped the Geography of the UK and the world. In both Year 7 and Year 8, pupils will build a contextual understanding of geographical concepts and themes in both human and physical geography in topics as diverse as ecosystems, urbanisation and climate change. Pupils will have the chance to develop their skills in the following areas:
Map skills – to use a range of different maps to explain and analyse different patterns of human and physical features.
Locational knowledge – to be aware of areas of geographical location and can link this to development and map skills.
Using/interpreting data – to use a range of data (graphs, photographs, models) to explain and draw conclusions.
Significance – to judge significance of events based on social, economic and environmental categories
Maths skills – to use a range of maths skills, such as graphs, averages and statistics.
Causes and consequences – to identify and evaluate causes and consequences of a range of geographical events, such as earthquakes.
Assessment at Key Stage 3
Pupils are assessed each half term on their ability to recall factual information and apply the skills they have learned. The feedback for each assessment will be a score for the knowledge test and an teacher evaluation on how well the pupils has demonstrated the relevant skill.