Teaching of geography should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
We have chosen ‘big ideas’ (also known as ‘threshold concepts’) that run through our geography curriculum. These help children to develop conceptual understanding over time and to link old learning to new learning. These concepts are: Location, Human features, Physical features, Climate, Interdependence, Maps, Data and Information and are tracked and taught through the National Curriculum.