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Know what topics to teach in your geography curriculum and when, to get the best pupil results. Use our National Curriculum coverage checkers to make sure you've included everything you need to.

Be clear on the National Curriculum objectives you need to meet

Key Stage (KS) 1

The National Curriculum programmes of study for geography are explicit about what pupils should know and be able to do, but you'll still need to decide:

  • The specific details of 'what' you teach – e.g. the locations you choose for area studies (see the next section about how to decide on the details of what to teach)
  • Your sequencing – the order in which you teach content to meet the objectives, and how many times you revisit it so pupils remember it (see the final section below)

KS2

You'll also need to decide these things, although you'll need to do more thinking about exactly what you teach and when.

This is because the KS2 National Curriculum objectives are less specific and you've got more flexibility.

If you've identified weaknesses in