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Geography

Purpose of Study

Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. Geographers explore both the physical properties of Earth's surface and the human societies spread across it. This is our planet, therefore it is imperative that Geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Silvertown students will be global citizens aware of the impact they have on the planet.

The purpose of teaching geography is to 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 in their geography at Oasis Academy Silvertown, 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. Students will have an opportunity to see these processes by conducting field work.

Aims

The Oasis Academy Silvertown curriculum for geography aims to assess the geographical skills, knowledge and understanding that pupils enter the academy with and then to work with them to ensure that all pupils:

·        Develop contextual Knowledge- develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine. This will including their defining physical and human characteristics.

·        Understanding key processes- Understand the process that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent.

·        Develop geographical skills such as:

Collecting, analysing and being able to engage with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes.

Interpreting a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

Communicating geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

Geography Curriculum Overview

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1    

 Summer 2

7

The UK & Skills

Natural hazards

Weather & climate

 

Development

 

River Processes

Study of Africa

8

Climate change

Ecosystems

Urbanisation

Coast

Resource management

Globalisation

9

Natural hazards

Natural hazards

Ecosystems

Ecosystems

Economic development

Economic development

10

UK Physical landscaped

UK Physical landscaped

Urban issues and challenges

Urban issues and challenges

Fieldwork

Fieldwork

11

Resource management

Resource management

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