Aims of the Department
The Geography department aims to provide boys with the foundation from which they can go on to contribute innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing issues to which they will be exposed through the use of new technology such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and a range of fieldwork opportunities. Our KS3 curriculum will enable boys to explore present-day geographical issues such as the impact of conflict on development in Afghanistan and the challenge of managing Britain’s disappearing coastline. At KS4, students will enhance their understanding of skills and issues covered at KS3, through the study of different development pathways in Ethiopia and the challenges of sustainably managing Antarctica – one of the most fragile ecosystems in the world. Finally, at KS5, students will have the opportunity to deep-dive into the natural processes and cycles that influence our coasts and oceans and control our climate, in addition to investigating the opportunities and challenges created by economic change, migration and globalisation.
Our Approach to Lessons
The approach to teaching and learning in Geography at the Fulham Boys School is designed to equip boys with the knowledge, skills and understanding to address the complex environmental, social and economic issues facing tomorrow’s world. The curriculum provides boys with a comprehensive understanding of the physical processes which shape our natural world and gives them the opportunity to learn how to critically evaluate the human and physical challenges that arise as humanity continues its strive for progress.