Geography is the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources and political and economic activities. Geography will provide the students with a rounded view of the world and current issues that we face.
Students will follow the Edexcel B exam specification which will cover topics including natural hazards, Ecosystems and the Biosphere and topics about the development of humans such as urban areas, population and development.
Through the Geography course there will be opportunities to develop their skills in map reading, photograph interpretation and data collection, as well as opportunities to attend fieldtrips to experience the issues they are studying and carry out primary research and data collection.
What qualities do I need to study GCSE Geography?
* You should have a keen interest in the world around you.
* You should be prepared to work hard and research topics by yourself.
Where will Geography take me?
* Well for a start – You will probably visit lots more countries than your parents and travel to areas of the world only normally seen on television.
* Geography could lead you to exciting career prospects – Remember geography achieves good examination results nationally and is one of the most versatile subjects.
* Geography is classified as a science subject in many universities when studied at A Level
* Look on the Careers page for a comprehensive list of careers which Geography is useful for!
“Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future” – Michael Palin,
“Geography prepares for the world of work – geographers, with their skills of analysis are highly employable!”
“Without Geography – You are nowhere!”