A high-quality 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.  Teaching 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 shape, interconnected and change over time.


The NC for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to:

o   collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes

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

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

When children leave Trenance Learning Academy as Geographers they will be able to:

  •          Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans using world maps, atlases and globes.
  •          Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities in the UK.
  •          Understand the similarities and differences between their local area and a non-European country.
  •          Identify the seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and compare these with other countries around the world.
  •          Use geographical vocabulary to identify physical and human features.
  •          Use simple compass directions and geographical language to describe the location of features on a map.
  •          Use aerial photographs to recognise landmarks and devise a simple map.
  •          Use fieldwork and observational skills to study their local area.
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