Our Essential Characteristics of Geographers

• An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like.

• An excellent understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated.

• An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.

• Fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques.

• The ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings.

• Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity as shown in interpretations and representations of the subject matter.

• Highly developed and frequently utilised fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques.

• A passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there.

• The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment.

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Assessment in Geography


Finding out about Antartica on a world map in EYFS

EYFS designing a map for the Jolly Postman

EYFS finding countries on a globe

KS1 plotting landmarks in London

KS1 investigating continents

KS1 recreating London with blocks

KS1 looking at a map of the UK

Y34 investigating human and physical features of Greece

Y34 debating advantages and disadvantages of wind power

Y34 on a local fieldtrip

Y56 investigating South America