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Subject Intent:

To increase pupils’ prospects by:

Enabling them to effectively think like a geographer and gain age appropriate knowledge, skills and understanding of Geography. To have a greater understanding of countries other than their own.

  1. Individual growth and aspiration
  • To improve the world through social and environmental action
  • To change the world through the way we manage our environments. This could be through developing a sustainable environmentally friendly life style.
  • To aspire to gain employment through positions such as: town planner, commercial/ residential surveyor, nature conservation, environmental protection agencies, 
  1. Individual cultural identity, global citizenship and equality of all
  • Exposing children to locations and cultures that are a minority in our school.
  • Knowledge of how geography of the land impacts cultures.
  • An understanding of the impacts they will have on the planet and its features.
  • To know about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments
  • A deepening understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes so they can understand how to make their future sustainable.
  1. Media skills and communication
  • Weather station, that we have, plays a part in creating a weather forecast at the end of news reports.
  • Use understanding of the geographical places studied to help them decide how to organise and present their fieldwork.
  • Using media skills to illicit change from those in a position to make change happen, e.g. governors or councillors.
  • To be able to use a variety of geographical terms within the appropriate contexts.
  1. Participatory citizenship and entrepreneurship
  • Study how human and physical features have changed over time
  • Taking part in community litter picking to enable children to feel responsible for their local area.
  • Looking at what makes an economical country and how we can create that in our local environment.
  1. Responsibility of the environment, well-being and a sustainable future
  • To develop a greater understanding of how we can promote reduce, reuse and recycle.
  • Understand how we impact the earth’s physical features and what we can do to sustain a healthy and developing world.
  • Encourage the use of sustainable living and its importance.

Subject Implementation:

Geography Substantive Concepts and Disciplinary Knowledge Part 1

Disciplinary knowledge is –

  1. Is the use of knowledge and how our children become more expert as a geographer by Thinking Geographically.
  2. The disciplinary knowledge is split into five disciplinary enquiries:
  1. Place and Space
  2. Scale and Connection
  3. Physical and Human Geography
  4. Environment and Sustainability
  5. Culture and Diversity 
Geography Substantive Concepts and Disciplinary Knowledge Part 2
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