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Impact - Outcome of Geography at Smarden

Geography has a number of positive outcomes for pupils at Smarden.  It:

  • Extends pupils' experience and awareness beyond the personal to the wider world.  Pupils become increasingly knowledgeable about the world, are more widely informed and can reflect more deeply.
  • Encourages pupils to think in new ways about their own context and the world.  Through geography studies pupils can draw on, address, challenge, and think beyond their current experience and views of the world.
  • Enables pupils to describe, analyse, explain, understand and appreciate the world.  They begin to apply learning from one context to another and ask more incisive and critically thoughtful questions.
  • Gives pupils access to discussions and debates about local, national and global events, concerns and issues, and develop their own values. It fosters their involvement and potential contribution as citizens.  At Smarden, we aim to grow leaders who will change the world.
  • Empowers pupils through their application of geographical thinking.  They apply their own perspective to understand what is happening in the world alongside supporting actions to create a better world for all.

The three aspects of pupils’ achievements in geography:

• Contextual world knowledge of locations, places and geographical features.

• Understanding of the conditions, processes and interactions that explain features and distributions, patterns and changes over time and space.

• Competence in geographical enquiry, the application of skills in observing, collecting, analysing, mapping and communicating geographical information.

What does progress in these three aspects of achievement look like? 

• Demonstrating greater fluency with world knowledge by drawing on increasing breadth and depth of content and contexts.

• Extending from the familiar and concrete to the unfamiliar and abstract.

• Making greater sense of the world by organising and connecting information and ideas about people, places, processes and environments.

• Working with more complex information about the world, including the relevance of people’s attitudes, values and beliefs.

• Increasing the range and accuracy of investigative skills, and advancing their ability to select and apply these with increasing independence to geographical enquiry