Intent: The Big Ideas in Geography at AHS
- To know Geography is present in the UK and is a feature of everyday life.
- To know about the 3 types of geography (Human, physical and environmental) and their connections to the world that we live in.
- To know about key global issues, such as climate change, that promote tolerance & respect.
- To consider big ethical and philosophical questions from a geographical viewpoint to better understand the world in which we live.
- 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
- 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.
- Vocabulary rich through exposure to subject specific vocabulary in human, physical and environmental geography topics across KS3 and KS4 and applied in extended writing.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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