At Tiger, we want children to strive to be the best version of themselves possible. In Geography, we want to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Tiger provides a geography curriculum that is ambitious and designed for all pupils. It is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively providing the necessary knowledge and skills for the pupils’ future to empower them to take their role as informed and active citizens in the 21st century. Its emphasis is not just on geographical knowledge but also skills and concepts. It has the same challenging academic ambitions for all pupils. They all work from a shared starting point to answer the same key questions.
A breadth of teaching approaches appropriate to the content and desired learning outcomes are used to engage all pupils and enable them to not just acquire knowledge but to apply it in meaningful contexts. Appropriate discussion is recommended as a means of checking pupils’ geographical learning systematically, identifying misconceptions and providing immediate feedback. Questions and tasks to stretch and challenge the most able pupils are incorporated where appropriate. Revisiting ideas and concepts in different, more challenging, contexts in later units, using varied assessments and the inclusion of quizzes and recaps are all designed to help pupils remember content and integrate new knowledge into their evolving conceptual framework. Quality resources and materials are provided online to support the geography curriculum and are sequenced towards the accumulation of skills, knowledge and understanding for pupils’ futures. Each lesson, new key words are taught thoroughly, to ensure that all children know the meaning and can use it in context. Tasks provided have a support and challenge available, so that all children are able to access learning and application at a suitable level of desirable difficulty.
The impact of Rising Stars Geography is evidenced through the pupils’ use and understanding of the identified geographical vocabulary and their association of it with relevant images or features. In particular, it is evidenced by the pupils’ ability, willingness and confidence in addressing and discussing each unit’s key question, giving a response focusing on Geographical vocabulary, skills and concepts. Pupils understand and explain the importance and value of studying the subject. They can explain to others how they are progressing and what they can do to get better in the subject.