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Geography

Geography in Action

Intent

Characteristics of a Geographer

  • An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like.
  • An excellent understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated.
  • An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.
  • Fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques.
  • The ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings.
  • Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity as shown in interpretations and representations of the subject matter.
  • Highly developed and frequently utilised fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques.
  • A passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there.
  • The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment.

 

Aspirations For The Future!

Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs. 

 

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Geographer:

 

Marine Biologist

Helicopter Mission Controller

Forester

Farmer

 

For more careers, please visit First Careers.

 

Implementation

Our pupils should be able to organise their knowledge, skills and understanding around the following learning concepts:

  • Investigate places
  • Investigate patterns
  • Communicate geographically 

 

These key concepts underpin learning in each milestone. This enables pupils to reinforce and build upon prior learning, make connections and develop subject specific language. 

 

The vertical accumulation of knowledge and skills from Years 1 to 6 is mapped as follows in the booklet below:

Geography Milestones

Impact

Assessment

Through the explicit teaching of Geography skills, both the teachers and the pupils assess their learning continuously throughout the lesson. Pupils are assessed using pre and post learning questions, devised by teachers and interwoven throughout the unit of learning.

 

Our assessment systems enable teachers to make informed judgements about the depth of their learning and the progress they have made over time.   

Curriculum Progression- Geography

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