Intent: The Big Ideas in Geography at AHS

  1. To know Geography is present in the UK and is a feature of everyday life.
  2. To know about the 3 types of geography (Human, physical and environmental) and their connections to the world that we live in.
  3. To know about key global issues, such as climate change, that promote tolerance & respect.
  4. To consider big ethical and philosophical questions from a geographical viewpoint to better understand the world in which we live.
  5. To be able to develop and articulate personal viewpoints which show critical thinking about key geographical issues.

How the Geography curriculum contributes to the school’s curriculum intent

  1. Knowledge is developed through a range of topics at KS3, these include; map skills, weather patterns, tectonic hazards, urbanisation and settlements, Asia and globalisation (KS3 only). This embeds the knowledge they need to know to further study at KS4.
  2. Vocabulary rich through exposure to subject specific vocabulary in human, physical and environmental geography topics across KS3 and KS4 and applied in extended writing.
  3. Aspiration through challenging subject matter and difficult geographical concepts. Challenge through critical and evaluative thinking and extended writing; critical thinking. Formative feedback to support the culture of improvement – always can improve our work, knowledge and learning.
  4. Character building through study and evaluation of ethical and philosophical questions/issues contributing to SMSC and pupils who understand and begin to make sense of the world around them as the geography curriculum is linked to real life themes & issues. Resilience & mental toughness through the climate for learning in the geography classroom: can-do culture, learn from mistakes, DIRT time & meta-cognition.
  5. Love learning as pupils study engaging, real life themes which develop critical thinking. Deep human questions are tackled to engage and foster love of learning. Teaching methods use a range of techniques to engage pupils and foster a love of learning. Challenge is promoted through deep learning to develop pride in achievement to develop confidence, self-belief and inspiration to learn more.

Knowledge Organisers – Autumn Term

Learning Journeys 2022 – 2023

“Geography is a broad-based academic subject rich in skills, knowledge and understanding. Geography provokes and answers questions about the natural and human worlds, using different scales of enquiry to view them from different perspectives. It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps, and a range of investigative and problem-solving skills both inside and outside the classroom”

Miss Langan