Geography - Introduction

Geography - Introduction

The aims of the Geography Department are:

  • To understand the world around them and their place within it. To gain knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments;
  • To give students the ability to understand the impact of Geography on the people and places around them;
  • To explore and be accepting of people’s cultures and perceptions;
  • To develop a range of geographical skills that can be used in the subject and a wider context;
  • Understand how key human and physical features are formed, the impacts that they have immediately as well as over time;
  • To explore the impacts that humans have on the world around us and how we can change to become more sustainable.

Geographical learning:

  • To promote a sense of place and a knowledge and understanding of relative location, at a variety of scales
  • To develop an awareness of the characteristics and distribution of a selection of contrasting physical and human environments
  • To develop an understanding of processes affecting the development of both physical and human environments
  • To promote an understanding of the spatial effects of the ways in which people interact with each other and with their environment
  • To create an awareness of the significance of change in the earth's surface and the dynamic nature of patterns and relationships
  • To encourage an understanding of different communities and cultures within our own society and elsewhere in the world

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