Horbury Bridge CE

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Geography underpins a lifelong 'conversation’ about the earth as the home of humankind

Geography Association

 Our Geography Principles

Pupils should:

  • Know that geography is a subject – focussing on learning about the world’s locations and the reasons they are as they are (including the impact of humans).
  • Understand that ‘fieldwork’ is at the heart of geography – observing and learning first-hand.
  • Understand that geography and science are closely linked – with evidence generally leading to facts being established.
  • Know their place in the world – where they live and how that fits into the wider world.
  • Know the key knowledge identified in each unit, so that they have a firm knowledge base to continue studying.

Our Geography curriculum is mapped across the year groups in three forms: substantive knowledge, disciplinary (and procedural) knowledge and vocabulary. 

  1. Substantive knowledge includes locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork. This is based on the knowledge specified in the National Curriculum. 
  2. Disciplinary knowledge relates to how geographers understand our physical world to resolve real-world social, economic and environmental problems. Our aim is for pupils to learn more, do more and remember more. 
  3. We teach vocabulary explicitly alongside the substantive and disciplinary concepts.
For a more detailed look at our History Curriculum, please see the History Overview Document below  or  download here.

geography overview hba.pdf