GCSE Geography Without Geography, you’re nowhere!
Why choose Geography? Geography tackles the big issues: • environmental responsibility • our global interdependence • cultural understanding and tolerance • global hazards. The transferable skills which geography fosters are an asset in the complex world of employment today. Geography is about the future and encourages flexible thinking. The world in which we live is likely to change more in the next 50 years than it has ever done before. Geography explains why, and helps to prepare you for those changes. Geographical study fosters these qualities and provides a firm basis for life-long learning.
What do Geographers do? Is geography a good choice in terms of getting a job? The answer is a resounding YES! Compared to other subjects, geography graduates are among the most employable. They possess the skills that employers look for. In part this is because the subject combines a knowledge of science and an understanding of the arts. It therefore combines well with any other GCSE subject. Geographers can: Geographers are: • make a concise report • handle data • ask questions and find answers • make decisions about an issue • analyse material • organise themselves • think creatively and independently • good communicators • spatially aware • socially, economically and environmentally aware • problem solvers • good team players • computer literate • well rounded, flexible thinkers
Just a few jobs Discover new places! Travel Agent Tourism Officer Eco-Tourism Advisor Tour Guide Media Researcher Interested in human behaviour? Planner Social Worker Market Researcher Housing Officer Estate Agent Fascinated by maps? GIS Specialist Cartographer Utilities Manager Remote Sensing Analyst Interested in world events? Aid Worker Diplomat Refugee Advisor Charity Coordinator Care about the planet? Estate Manager Forestry Ranger Environmental Consultant Pollution Analyst Conservation Officer Enjoy being in the landscape? Hydrologist Coastal Manager Geologist Civil Engineer Soil Conservationist Want to know why people work where they do? Economic Developer Location Analyst Retailer Transport Manager Interested in Hazards? Weather Presenter Disaster Manager Flood Prevention Officer Risk Assessor Water Supply Coordinator that geographers do
Unit 3: Sustainable Decision Making Exercise Develop real life skills that are relevant to future decision- making. A written exam based on a resource booklet The topic will be related to sustainable development and environmental issues. This 1 ¾ hour exam (higher and foundation), is worth 25% of the final grade. Unit 1: Key Geographical Themes • Rivers and Coasts • Population and Settlement • Natural Hazards • Economic Development 1 ½ hour written exam (higher and foundation tiers) worth 50% of the final grade. What will the course involve? Unit 2: Geographical Enquiry • A fieldwork investigation and written report completed in class time under controlled conditions based on river environments. • The report is worth 25% of the final grade
The Big Questions: 2100 9 Billion, 13 Billion, 15 Billion??? Run away climate change, pollution, depleted resources and conflict??? OR Sustainable renewable energy, management of resources, cooperation and an end to poverty??? Geography prepares you for a world which doesn’t yet exist
BTEC Travel and Tourism Why take T&T? Travel and Tourism is an exciting course which helps you understand the effects of travel on the environment and people. Also you will learn about different countries and places that people visit through activities and trips. What will the course involve? Learning about different worldwide destinations, tourist attractions and how to organize an international trip. Tourism is the third biggest employer in the UK. How will it be assessed? You will be assessed through a number of assignments, activities and presentations internally assessed (75%) and externally assessed exam. The Level 2 BTEC Award is equivalent to one GCSE pass at A*-C.
Choose your future. Choose Geography.