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At Primrose Hill Church of England School, we believe that through the study of geography children make sense of their world, as well as their place in it and enrich their understanding of it.

Our Geography Curriculum ensures that children are aware of the advantages and disadvantages of living in the Forest of Dean and encourages children to learn through experience, particularly through practical and fieldwork activities.

We provide children with a knowledge and an understanding of the geography of our local area and the wider world, to provoke and provide questions about the natural and human aspects of it.

Our children as geographers…

I am a geographer. I seek to understand the why of where. I study places and the relationships between people and their environments in order to make sense of the world and my place in it.  As a geographer, I explore both the physical properties of the Earth’s surface and the human societies spread across it.  I examine how human culture interacts with the natural environment and the way that locations and place can have an impact on people. As a geographer, I seek to understand where things are found, why they are there and how they develop and change over time.

To view our locality with awe and appreciation, understanding its similarities and differences to other parts of the United Kingdom and wider world.

By teaching geography, we aim to:

  • Increase pupils’ awareness, knowledge and understanding of other cultures.
  • Develop pupils’ graphic skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps.
  • Make pupils aware of environmental problems at a local, regional and global level.
  • Encourage pupils to commit to sustainable development.
  • Develop a variety of skills, including those in relation to problem-solving, Computing and presenting conclusions in the most appropriate way


The impact and measure of our geography curriculum is to ensure that children at Primrose Hill Church of England Academy are equipped with the geographical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.

Geography curriculum content and key assessment criteria (PDF)

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