Studying Geography provides the opportunity of combining both science and arts disciplines. It encompasses elements of different areas of both the physical and human world in which we live. Through studying and reflecting on the world as it is today you will have your perceptions challenged; your minds excited; and your investigative and analytical skills stimulated and developed. Geography is a great subject to build a diverse number of careers on or support you in your other studies.
What can I do with it?
If you want to make a difference in the world, studying Geography is a good place to start. Geography careers offer opportunities to develop solutions to some of the most pressing issues for modern society, including climate change, natural disasters, overpopulation, urban expansion and multicultural integration. Varied jobs could include environmental consultant, town planner, cartographer, global NGO’s, conservation officer, landscape architect, engineering consultant, renewable energies, civil servant and many more.
Geography compliments many subjects as it is so diverse: it works well with History, Government and Politics, Maths, Chemistry, Sociology, Philosophy and Religion.
Part of the course is the non-examined assessment component for which you will go on a residential field trip where you will conduct experiments and investigations. You will complete research and analyse your results, producing a piece of work of which you will be very proud.
What will I study?
- Water and carbon cycles with an understanding of how global systems work.
- Coastal systems and landscapes both in the UK and around the world with an understanding of changes over the last 10,000 years.
- Hazards – both global and in the UK. How we struggle to and how we successfully manage to live and mitigate effects and impacts of hazards.
- Global systems and global governance – explores how the world works, the impact of history on today, and the challenges and opportunities of globalisation.
- Changing places investigates people’s engagement with places, their experience of them and the qualities they ascribe to them, all of which are of fundamental importance in their lives.
- Population and the environment enables you to explore the relationships between key aspects of physical geography and population numbers, population health and wellbeing, levels of economic development, and the role and impact of the natural environment.