“Geography is important; it makes people what they are” Jeremy Paxman
Geography is a continually evolving subject that involves us all. It helps to give a greater awareness of day-to-day life at local, regional, national and world levels, emphasising the relationship between people and their environment. It encourages students to become active citizens. That is why we run a geography course that:
- studies people, places and themes through an issues-based enquiry approach;
- covers content relevant to modern geography and students’ lives;
- develops decision-making and problem-solving skills;
- is motivating, relevant and up-to-date;
- develops ICT and all other key skills.
Outline of Course
The outline of the course is taught through a range of common content which includes:
- Geography of the UK
- Geomorphology processes and landscape
- Changing weather and climate
- Global ecosystems and biodiversity
- Resources and their management
- Cities and urban society
- Global economic development issues
All topics are chosen for their current relevance to students’ lives. The course also includes elements of field work which make up a core part of the subject to a range of different locations.
The geography course builds on the students’ experiences at Key Stage 3. The course assessment is comprised of 3 papers:
Paper 1: Physical Environment
Paper 2: Human Environment
Paper 3: Applied Geographical Skills
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What can I do with a Geography Qualification?
A GCSE in geography is a stepping stone to a whole range of future opportunities. The skills you develop will help you in education and employment.
A good grade at GCSE will help you move on to any AS, A level or vocational A level course. If you enjoy your geography GCSE, you might want to continue with this subject, or study a related subject. Biology, geology, environmental science, government & politics, economics, history, sociology, travel & tourism and leisure & recreation all have close links with some of the material you study for this GCSE.
Careers directly related to geography include: government worker, surveyors, land and water management, hazard specialists, property development, tourism and conservation.
Careers that use geographers’ skills include: information technology, financial sector, advertising, engineering, construction, marketing, manufacturing, current affairs, journalism, teaching and law.
- Geographers have great enquiry skills. They can ask and answer difficult questions.
- Geographers are good at observing changes in the environment and looking forward into the future to assess the impact of what we are doing today.
- Geographers are knowledgeable about places near and far.
- Geographers are able to explain complex ideas and present them in creative ways.
- Geographers understand sustainable development. Most companies and organisations have policies on sustainability.
- Geographers can also do wonderful things with maps, not just atlases and paper maps, but also digital maps that are used by many businesses today.
- Geographers are flexible. They recognise that the world is changing rapidly and can adapt to new ideas and new situations.
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