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Rooks Heath College

Rooks Heath College

Opportunity through Learning

Geography

Geography Department Staff  
Head of Geography: Mr Simpson
Teachers: Mrs Arnold,
Miss Jenkins,
Ms Rockell
Mr Wright

Geography at Rooks Heath

Geography is the study of Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live.

Geography is unique in bridging the social sciences (human geography) with the natural sciences (physical geography). Human geography concerns the understanding of the dynamics of cultures, societies and economies, and physical geography concerns the understanding of the dynamics of physical landscapes and the environment.

Geography puts this understanding of social and physical processes within the context of places and regions - recognising the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world, and the links between them.

Geography is, in the broadest sense, an education for life and for living. Learning through Geography helps us all to be more socially and environmentally sensitive, informed and responsible citizens.

Geography informs us about

  • The places and communities in which we live and work.
  • Our natural environments and the pressures they face.
  • The interconnectedness of the world and our communities within it.
  • How and why the world is changing, globally and locally.
  • How our individual and societal.
    actions contribute to those changes.
  • The choices that exist in managing our world for the future.