Geography graduates are among the most employable. They possess the skills that employers look for. In part this is because Geography brings together all other subjects. To study geography will give you an oversight that no other subject can give. It therefore combines well with any GCSE subject.
- It lets us know our place in the world and teaches us that the choices we make impacts on our surroundings.
- Geography is about the future and encourages flexible thinking.
- Allows us to make wise decisions that balance the environment, economic and social concerns in the context of sustainable development.
- It fosters transferable skills which employers look for.
What will you study?
Edexcel Specification A
The key aims of this specification are to develop students knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts and appreciate the relevance of these concepts to our changing world. It will enable students to understand their responsibilities as global citizens and recognise how they can contribute to a future that is sustainable and inclusive.
Topic areas that are covered include rivers and flooding, plate tectonics, population and global climatic change.
The GCSE course will involve students experiencing geography at first hand in the field. Trips already planned for next year include a visit to the Natural History Museum, and a two day trip to compile data for their controlled assessment. There will also be a field work experience day to help prepare students for their controlled assessments.