Geography

The Geography Department

Geography studies the world around us. It allows us to make sense of what’s happening and how we can make a real difference to everyday situations at a range of scales; from our local community to international impacts.
A range of physical and human aspects of Geography are covered which give a ‘balance’ of many areas of Geography. You only have to watch the news to see elements of ‘Geography in action’

"Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future" - Michael Palin

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The study of Geography helps you to:
• Develop a knowledge and understanding of current events from the local area to the global.
• Investigate the earth and its peoples.
• Study the features of the earth - such as mountains, rivers and seas - and how they were formed
• Develop a range of useful skills such as map reading, data collection, ICT and problem solving.

A local Fieldwork Enquiry of Uttoxeter; how we view our environment and its key features
Map Sills; Key Features of the World (Continents, Oceans/Seas, Key Countries)
Countries/Continents of the Globe, Case studies; India, China, Africa
A Community Elsewhere; Amazon Rainforest/Brazil
Geography Vocabulary; Correct terminology and application
Grid Reference; Four and six figure referencing
Skills; Physical, Human and Economic Geography
Map Skills; Longitude, Latitude and Zones