'In our changing world nothing changes more than Geography'
Geography - knowledge of the world and our place in it.
- 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.
- 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.
Subject Policies and Guidance
Progression of Skills
What do the progression in skills for Geography look like?
Assessment in Geography
Assessment of pupil progress in Geography aims to assist pupils in understanding their own progress, aid teachers with their planning, as well as informing the school’s monitoring of progression and attainment. Therefore, children should assess their work in accordance with the school’s policy for self-assessment as they would do for any other written work. Teachers should ensure that children strive to meet the skills, whilst also building up their knowledge and understanding of Geography. Teachers should ensure that all learning is marked and toolkits have been completed.
Assessments can be made through a variety of forms, including:
- Talking to pupils and asking questions
- Discussing pupils’ work with them
- Marking work against the learning objectives
- Specific assignments for individual pupils
- Observing practical tasks and activities
- Pupils’ self-evaluation of their work
The assessments made throughout the academic year are recorded and used to inform the end of year reports to parents/guardians. The co-ordinator, with support from the wider management team, will also carry out annual Geography drop ins, work scrutinise, evaluations of lesson planning, conducting pupil interviews, discussions with pupils, staff and parents as well as carrying out formal lesson observations.
Careers in Geography
Careers in Geography continue to grow and many resources that we use to help in work will be developing geographical skills. Our pupils will enter employment that is dominated by geographical change and exploration of the world.
The teaching and learning of Geography supports careers, such as:
- Transportation manager
- Environmental lawyer
- Landscape architect
- Weather forecaster
- Catastrophe modeller or emergency planner
Useful links and websites for Geography
Gallery - Evidence In School