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

Barack Obama


At Knutton St Mary’s we believe a high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. 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 shaped, interconnected and change over time.


Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Geographer:

· Marine Biologist
· Helicopter Mission Controller
· Forester
· Farmer

For more careers, please visit First Careers


Geography at Knutton, St. Mary’s, Geography is taught in blocks throughout the year, so that children can achieve depth in their learning. Teachers have identified the key knowledge and skills guided by the National Curriculum, and consideration has been given to ensure progression across topics throughout each year group across the school.  At the beginning of each topic, children are able to convey what they know already, as well as what they would like to find out. This informs the programme of study and also ensures that lessons are relevant and take account of children’s different starting points. Consideration is given to how greater depth will be taught, learnt and demonstrated within each lesson, as well as how learners will be supported in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion.

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      • Children will achieve age related expectations in Geography at the end of their cohort year
      • Children will develop a curiosity about the world around them and be able to pose their own questions
      • Children will work practically to investigate, find the answers and extend their understanding
      • Children will be able to build on prior knowledge and link ideas together
      • Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to Geography within a real life context
      • Children will have a richer vocabulary which will enable them to articulate their understanding of taught topics.