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Geography – Tracking Progress

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KS3 Geography Progress Ladders Levels 3 to 5

Levels

Description

  C 3B A Places
I have some knowledge of places in my local area and in the UK. I have some knowledge of the wider world
How are landforms made and looking after the environment
I can describe some human and physical processes.  I can describe with some simple explanation how patterns occur such as where volcanoes are found.  I appreciate that humans can damage the environment.
Geographical Enquiry and literacy
I am beginning to ask geographical questions and reach simple conclusions.  I spell simple words correctly and use some geographical terms.    I use full stops capital letters and question marks accurately.
Geographical Skills and numeracy
I can draw and label a fieldsketch.  I can use 4 fig grid references. I understand mode and modal class.  I am beginning to use GIS.
4B A Places
I am starting to learn more worldwide places and I am beginning to explain the human and physical features of these. 
How are landforms made and looking after the environment
I am beginning to understand that people can affect processes.
I am beginning to analyse geographical patterns on a variety of scales such as local and national.
I understand that the looking after the environment has to be sustainable  and that ways to look after it can cause conflict.
Geographical Enquiry and writing
I can simply plan my own
I am beginning to use a range of skills more accurately.
I am making simple conclusions.
I am using paragraphs.  My sentences are more complex. I am using punctuation correctly.  I am using a range of geographical terms.
Geographical Skills and numeracy
I can easily draw a sketch map with annotations. I can spot links between a photograph and an OS map.
I can use 6 figure grid references.
I can draw a bar graph and pie chart.  I can interpret these graphs.
I can use simple statistics.
5B A Places
I can recall basic information about physical and human places.  I know a variety of places that have different features.
How are landforms made and looking after the environment
I can appreciate that certain processes can help develop geographical patterns.  I understand that people have different views and attitudes on how to look after the environment.
Geographical Enquiry and literacy
I can do a geographical enquiry and collect primary and secondary data.
I can collate the information and present my findings using bar graphs/line graphs etc
My conclusions are more detailed.
I am using more detailed paragraphs.  More complex geography words are correctly used and spelt.
Geographical Skills and numeracy
I can draw simple cross sectional diagrams and label human and physical features. I can use a wide range of OS map skills. I can use GIS more competently.  I can use statistics to explain my data.

KS3 Geography Progress Ladders Levels 5 to 8

C 5A Places
I can recall basic information about physical and human places.  I know a variety of places that have different features.
How are landforms made and looking after the environment
I can appreciate that certain processes can help develop geographical patterns.  I understand that people have different views and attitudes on how to look after the environment.
Geographical Enquiry and literacy
I can do a geographical enquiry and collect primary and secondary data.
I can collate the information and present my findings using bar graphs/line graphs etc
My conclusions are more detailed.
I am using more detailed paragraphs.  More complex geography words are correctly used and spelt.
Geographical Skills and numeracy
I can draw simple cross sectional diagrams and label human and physical features. I can use a wide range of OS map skills. I can use GIS more competently.  I can use statistics to explain my data.

6B A

Knowledge of locations and places
I have good knowledge of specific physical and human places and environments.
How are landforms made and looking after the environment
My writing is structured, with accurate spelling and use of more complex terminology.
Geographical Enquiry and literacy
I can do a geographical enquiry and collect primary and secondary data.
I can collate the information and present my findings using  more detailed techniques
My conclusions are more detailed.  I have simple evaluations
I use more complex language and key terms.
Geographical Skills and numeracy
I can do more detailed cross sections.  I can do more detailed OS map skills I understand how GIS can be used. I can use more detailed statistics such as percentage change.
7B A Knowledge of locations and places
I can explain in detail specific locations and case studies.
Understanding of Patterns, Processes and Environmental Change
I can explain in detail how features are formed and how patterns of these features are found on a number of scales.
 Geographical Enquiry and literacy
I can do a geographical enquiry and collect primary and secondary data.
I can collate the information and present my findings using  more detailed techniques
My conclusions are more detailed.  I have more detailed evaluations of my study. My writing is structured, with accurate spelling and use of more complex terminology.
Geographical Skills and numeracy
I can use and understand maps of a variety of scales.  I can do more complex statistics such as cumulative frequency, mean, median, mode.  I can interpret more detailed photographs.
8B A Knowledge of locations and places
I can explain in more detail a wider range of locations and case studies.
How are landforms made and looking after the environmental
I can explain in more detail how features are formed and how patterns of these features are found on a number of scales.  I can explain in detail how people can affect the environment and explain how decisions can be reached to reduce conflicts.
Geographical Enquiry and literacy
I can do a geographical enquiry and collect primary and secondary data.
I can collate the information and present my findings using more detailed techniques
My conclusions are more detailed.  I have more detailed evaluations of my study offering ways to improve my work and the different conclusions this will mean.
My ideas are expressed coherently and my writing is structured, with accurate spelling and use of more complex terminology.
Geographical Skills and numeracy
I can use and understand maps of a variety of scales.  I can do more complex statistics such as cumulative frequency, mean, median, mode.  I can interpret more detailed photographs. I can draw and construct choropleth and flow line maps from my data.
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