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Geography

The intent of the Geography Curriculum

The world in which we live is likely to change more in the next 50 years than it has ever done before. Geography explains why, and helps to prepare you for those changes. The transferable skills which geography fosters are an asset in the complex world of employment today. Geography is about the future and encourages flexible thinking, providing a firm basis for life-long learning. Compared to other subjects, Geography graduates are among the most employable. In part this is because the subject combines a knowledge of science and an understanding of the arts.

How is the Geography Curriculum implemented?

At Sir John Leman High School, we feel that educational visits are central to developing knowledge and understanding of the world around us. We offer an educational visit to our local area to every student in all years from year 7 through to GCSE and Sixth Form.

We also study an exciting range of topics within which to develop geographical skills.

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The impact of the Geography Curriculum at the end of Key Stage 3

The KS3 Geography course helps students to develop the skills and knowledge they need to continue Geography at GCSE. By the end of Year 9, our students have attained a level of competence that will allow them to make a positive start to the GCSE course, or indeed pick up Geography later on in their education. Studying Geography will enable students to greater understand the world in which they live and have a broad range of skills to be effective citizens in adulthood.

How is it assessed? 

Year 8 and 9 classes are set in Geography but year 7 is taught in tutor groups. There will be a Geography assessment every half term to assess progress in terms of Geographical knowledge and skills.

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