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Geography

The Compass Geography curriculum is designed to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the worlds and its people that will remain with the pupils for the rest of their lives. The lessons are designed to equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.

‘The study of Geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.’ B. Obama

Pupils will leave Compass with the following;

  • Contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places
  • A deep understanding of the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the worlds and how they are interdependent of each other
  • Competency in a range of Geographical skills that will transfer into real world skills throughout their school career and into their working lives

Curriculum Journey and Progression Maps 

The Geography Curriculum Journey is an overview of the plan of topics and assessments that pupils will cover across years 7-11. You can check the topics and skills your child will be covering now and in the future. A Progression Map shows the knowledge and skills that pupils will be taught in each year. Use this to support your child with present, future learning and revision activities.

2019-20 Progression Map – Geography

Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge Organisers exist for all topics and include the key information and terminology that pupils need to know to achieve Grades 5-9. These will be stuck in books at the start of every topic (see examples below). It is important that your child is using, consulting and memorising the information on Knowledge Organisers at home to ensure that they have the core knowledge to unlock skills in assessments and exams.

Examples of Geography Knowledge Organisers:

HT4: Year 7 – The Development Gap

HT4 : Year 9 – The living world – Tropical Rainforests

HT4: Year 10 – Changing Economic World – UK

If you have any questions about the Geography curriculum or would like access to any more Knowledge Organisers then please e-mail the Subject Lead for Geography – Rory Beard.