Geography provokes and answers questions about the natural and human worlds, using different scales of enquiry to view them from different perspectives.
It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps, and a range of investigative and problem-solving skills both inside and outside the classroom. As such, it prepares pupils for adult life and employment. Geography is a focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development. It is also an important link between the natural and social sciences. As pupils study Geography, they encounter different societies and cultures. This helps them realise how nations rely on each other. It can inspire them to think about their own place in the world, their values, and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.
Without Geography you're nowhere
"The Earth is just a billion tonnes of geography rolling through the sky. People look down on stuff like geography and meteorology, and not only because they're standing on one and being soaked by the other. Geography is only physics slowed down and with a few trees stuck on it, and meteorology is full of excitingly fashionable chaos and complexity." - Douglas Adams, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
Curriculum and Qualifications
At KS3 the department follows the National Curriculum's programme of study. Full details can be accessed from here.
At KS4 the department follows the AQA GCSE exam course. The Specification can be found here.
If you require further information about the Geography curriculum at KS3 or KS4 please contact Mrs Bolt, Head of Department, at Bolta@uffculmeschool.net