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Geography

What is our Geography curriculum purpose and rationale at Ark Kings?

At Ark Kings, we aim to give students a broad understanding of the world in order to promote tolerance as well as an understanding of their role as a global citizen.

 

Primary Phase - Further Information

Our Primary Geography Curriculum Purpose and Rationale provides more phase-specific detail:

Primary Geography Curriculum Purpose and Rationale.pdf

Pupils in the primary phase study a History/Geography topic each half term. Within these topics, threads of knowledge run through the curriculum – the topics are the vehicles for placing the threads in context. For example, in Geography, the concept of ‘resources’ is a recurring concept throughout the curriculum. Where appropriate within each topic, pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of this concept. This starts in the early years and develops up to Year 6 in order to give pupils the necessary conceptual understanding of geographical themes drawn upon in the secondary phase of their education.

Here is an example of how a knowledge thread runs through the Geography curriculum. For each topic, the thread is drawn upon through relevant substantive knowledge and a broader conceptual understanding is outlined. Resources Thread.pdf

Other geographical threads include farming/agriculture, space, place & scale, climate/weather, natural hazards, biomes, survival and growth.

 

Secondary Phase - Further Information

Our Secondary Geography Curriculum Purpose and Rationale provides more phase-specific detail:

 

Geography Curriculum
Year Autumn SPRING SUMMER
7 What is Geography?      

Map skills 

Earthquakes and volcanoes Rivers and flooding
8 Tsunamis      

Global Warming 

Economic Activity       

Geography of the UK 

Microclimates

9 Tornadoes      

Redevelopment

Impossible Places UK landscapes      

Tourism

10 Students studying GCSE Geography follow the AQA syllabus, details of which can be found online at      

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035

11 Students studying GCSE Geography follow the AQA syllabus, details of which can be found online at      

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035