“Geography underpins a lifelong ‘conversation’ about the earth as the home of humankind”


Geography Association


The Bowness Primary School geography provision is designed to develop a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, which will stay with them long beyond their time at Bowness. Through a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum, we will ensure the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills; enabling the children to develop a love for geography. Geography teaching at Bowness should develop the children’s knowledge of their local communities and what makes them unique and special. In addition, they will develop their knowledge and understanding of the wider world and enjoy learning about the world to have a better understanding of how people live in different locations.

At Bowness Primary School, in conjunction with the aims of the National Curriculum, our Geography key concepts and ideas are:

  1. Children will build connections to local, national and world Geography allowing them to build up ideas and opinions about places around the world. (Global Citizenship)
  2. Children will learn about how Geography impacts us personally, through the study and comparison of our local area and carefully chosen places around the world. (Global Citizenship, Future Readiness)
  3. Children will gain a deeper understanding of the human impact on Geography, both now and when considering the future of our planet and the decisions we make as humans. (Global Citizenship, Future Readiness)
  4. Children will have a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes and the interaction between these. (Global Citizenship)
  5. Children will be competent in using, interpreting and communicating a range of geographical sources, such as maps, to locate places in the world such as cities, countries, continents and oceans. (Communication and Language, Future Readiness )

*Links to Core Values

Characteristics of a Geographer

  • 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.

Aspirations for the Future 

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 Curriculum Intent Statement

Geography Curriculum Coverage and Progression

Geography Basic Skills Non-negotiables

Geography Progression of Vocabulary

National Curriculum: Programme of Study