Episode #49: David Gardner – Planning a Coherent Curriculum

December 18, 2021

This week, John is joined by educational consultant and author, David Gardner. Their conversation includes topics such as the intricacies of geography curriculum planning and the importance of sequencing; how teaching has changed through the years as the result of technology; climate change and COP26. Some of the resources mentioned are linked below:

Planning your coherent 11-16 geography curriculum : a design toolkit by David Gardner

Progress in Geography Key Stage 3

The Ofsted research review for geography (17th June 2021)

Designing a coherent geography curriculum for 11-16 year olds Planning for pupil progress in the use of Ordnance Survey maps by David Gardner

Progress in Geography video interviews Ellie Barker and David Gardner explaining an overview of the textbook and curriculum structure of the course:


Series 8 of GeogPod is kindly sponsored by Hodder Education.

Hodder Education work with expert authors to produce the very best Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-level Geography resources for you and your students, and on their website, you’ll discover exam board approved textbooks, revision guides, teaching support and more.

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