“The study of Geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It is about understanding the complexity of our world” President Obama 

The above quote from President Obama sums up what we are striving to achieve in the Unity College Geography department. We seek to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. As a result, we have developed an ambitious KS3 curriculum that enables students to gain a wide, in-depth knowledge of the world, covering a vast array of topics in an ever-changing world. In planning this bespoke curriculum, the department has looked at a progressive model of learning where students build up their knowledge and skills over the course of KS3 initially and then further develop it into KS4.  

Geography is all about the great outdoors and at Unity we want our students to experience as many fieldwork opportunities as possible, with at least one in each year group. We aim to use the wonderful surroundings that the school has at its disposal to bring learning to life outside of the classroom.  

Within the Geography curriculum we aim to provide students with the knowledge and skills that will make them thrive in the career path of their choosing. To allow our students to be ambitious and successful in the future we investigate Burnley’s past, present and future to help develop our student’s cultural capital.


Department Staff List

Mr Sharples – Head of Geography
Mr Windley – Assistant Head of Geography
Miss Duerden-McLean – Teacher of Geography
Mr Holden – Assistant Headteacher (Teacher of Geography)
Miss Morris – Teacher of Geography