|Mrs R Bowes||Faculty Leader for RE and Humanities|
|Mr A Reeves||Subject Leader|
|Mr S Crabtree||Director of Progress for Year 7, Teacher of Geography|
|Mr J Walmsley||Assistant Headteacher & Teacher of Geography|
In a world of change and challenge, Geography plays a vital role in understanding the world around us. Staffed by three passionate specialist teachers we aim to give our pupils a breadth and depth of understanding to help them play their part as global citizens and advocates for the planet. Making sense of the ever changing nature of our physical and human world is at the forefront of our teaching.
We are proud to provide a positive and supportive learning environment where pupils can learn with, and from each other. Helping them to develop a range of skills to ask questions, problem solve, analyse data and understand connections between people and places as global citizens. As global citizens we believe that our pupils can act individually and collectively in shaping the world around them for a more sustainable future.
Geography provides our pupils with the knowledge and understanding of other places cultures and societies, and guided by our core values at Fisher More of fairness, tolerance, sensitivity and understanding we seek to celebrate the attributes of good Global Citizenship.
Geography continues to be one of the most popular options in school at key stage 4. In the selection of topics at Key Stage 3 and the new AQA GCSE course a great deal of emphasis has been placed on selecting topics to allow our pupils to explore the themes and concepts of a changing world. We use up to date case studies and Geographical Information Systems as well as the news media to inform our judgements on Climate Change, Sustainability, Global Population and Managing Tectonic Hazards. Our topics seek to support the acquisition of knowledge through the depth of content and the development of skills to produce truly independent learners making Geography students highly employable and relevant to any future work force. Students at key stage 4 also take part in our fieldwork day in the Lake District to help them to appreciate and understand the world around them. A quote from a parent seems to capture the mood of this
“Geography is the lesson that they come home talking about”.