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Geography

Aims 

Geography explains the world around you. From countryside to global issues Geography tackles the big questions: environmental responsibility; our global interdependence; cultural understanding and tolerance; and commerce, trade and industry.  Geography gives you an understanding of the world in which we live. Without Geography you are nowhere. 

Approach 

A variety of teaching and learning approaches are used to help students learn a wide range of skills, ideas and knowledge.  We encourage students to investigate and analyse.  The successful student will develop an increased interest and curiosity in the world around them. 

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Topics

The course brings the study of Geography to life by exploring key themes and contemporary issues in the context of real places. 

You will study: 

● Living in the UK Today: Landscapes, People and Challenges● The World Around Us: Ecosystems, Population and Environmental Threats 

● Geographical Skills: Geographical Skills and Fieldwork 

Assessment  

The student’s knowledge, understanding and skills are assessed in three ways: 

1. Living in the UK Today   1hr 30% 

2. The world Around Us   1hr 30% 

3. Geographical Skills and Fieldwork  1hr and 30 mins 40% 

Further Education and Career Opportunities 

What do you want to be?  Enjoy studying Geography? You are more likely to get a good exam result in a subject you find interesting and Geography can literally take you places.  Any aspect of a Geography course could launch you into a career; interested in the environment and ecosystems?  You could become a conservation manager or work for the Environment Agency.  While this may be a direct use of your geographical studies, other employers (e.g. marketing and financial services) will look for the problem-solving, analytical and team working skills taught through Geography.  So Geography as an exam option can not only take you to many places around the world; it can also open up far more career opportunities than you could possibly imagine. 

To be Successful on this Course you will  

  • Be interested in the world around you 

  • Enjoy exploring current global issues 

  • Be able to work individually and in small groups