Course description

In the 21st Century, with growing awareness of the impact of human activity on the environment and scarce resources, geography fosters positive, life–long attitudes of environmental awareness, sustainability and global citizenship. Through developing the ability to ask questions, think independently and critically analyse information, you will develop an understanding of our changing world and its human and physical processes. Geography therefore links well with both social and natural sciences.

Course progression

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  • Analysing
  • Evaluating
  • Interpreting
  • Research
  • Communication
  • Presenting
  • Map Reading
  • Teamwork
  • Applying

Careers through Geography

Geography enables you to develop numerous transferable skills which can be used in a variety of jobs.

  • Armed Forces
  • Market Researcher
  • Environmental Officer
  • GIS Officer
  • Conservation Officer
  • Waste Management
  • Landscape Architect
  • Tourism Officer
  • Aid Worker
  • Hazards Analyst
  • Climate Advisor
  • Met Office

Pupil Profile: Ronan

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I plan on going to university when I leave school.

Geography is my favourite subject as it is used in everyday life and it is more important than ever given the current issue of climate change.

I have studied Geography since S3 and have developed very practical skills such as map skills as well as a better knowledge and understanding of the world and different cultures.