an introduction to gcse geography

Why choose GCSE Geography?

The study of Geography encourages pupils to make sense of a dynamically changing world. Geography is hands on, relevant and fun. Lessons are engaging and use some wonderful resources and different methods to bring the topics alive. Activities may include modelling glacial landforms from Playdough, a debate considering the social challenges facing Rio de Janeiro or an interactive IT research task assessing the quality of life in Rio’s favelas. Apart from being interesting, employers will know that you are ‘geoliterate’. They will know that geographers have a broad base of skills which can be applied to all sorts of situations. Geography allows pupils to develop communication skills, graphical and cartographical skills, technological skills including ICT and GIS, interpersonal skills through debate and discussion, literacy and numeracy, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Geography in the Sixth Form

Geography complements many subjects and the A-level course will excite students’ minds, challenge perceptions and stimulate their investigative and analytical skills. Split into three components, students will study Physical Geography; Human Geography; and a fieldwork investigation, which will be conducted on a residential field trip. A-level Geography is one of the most relevant subjects you could choose to study as it deals with vital contemporary issues such as climate change, geopolitical affairs, environmental degradation, social issues and natural hazards. Studying Geography at A-level develops a wide range of very useful and marketable skills.