In which I offer some thoughts on the new GCSE Geography subject content – Part One: Progression across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

Forwards, Not Backwards. Upwards, Not Forwards.

Yesterday, the DfE released the new GCSE subject content (and the proposed AS and A Level subject content) for a range of subjects, including Geography.[1] I originally planned to keep my response down to one post (in fact, I originally planned to keep my response down to a few tweets) but my train of thought rather got away from me, so my intention in this short series of posts is to offer my initial thoughts on the documents.

In this particular post, I will reflect on how the new subject content builds on the recent Key Stage 3 National Curriculum. All three documents – the Key Stage 3 programme of study, the GCSE subject content and the proposed A Level subject content – divide the content into the three broad sub-disciplines of physical, human and environmental geography, which is how I will structure my discussion.

Physical Geography

At Key Stage…

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