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. Geography tackles the big issues: • environmental responsibility • our global interdependence • cultural understanding and tolerance • commerce, trade and industry. Geographical study fosters these qualities and provides a firm basis for life-long learning. 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.
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. Is geography a good choice in terms of getting a job? The answer is a resounding YES ! • 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
Discover new places! Travel Agent Tourism Officer Eco-Tourism Advisor Tour Guide Media Researcher 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 Interested in Weather? Weather Presenter Disaster Manager Flood Prevention Officer Risk Assessor Water Supply Coordinator Fascinated by maps? GIS Specialist Cartographer Utilities Manager Remote Sensing Analyst Interested in human behaviour? Planner Social Worker Market Researcher Housing Officer Estate Agent Want to know why people work where they do? Economic Developer Location Analyst Retailer Regional Developer Transport Manager Interested in world events? Aid Worker Diplomat Refugee Advisor Charity Coordinator
<ul><li>Paper 1:Physical Geography </li></ul><ul><li>The Living World </li></ul><ul><li>Water on the Land </li></ul><ul><li>The Coastal Zone </li></ul><ul><li>One hour written exam (higher and foundation tiers) 75% of the final grade. </li></ul><ul><li>Paper 2: Human Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Population Change </li></ul><ul><li>Development Gap </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>One hour exam (higher and foundation tiers) 75% of the final grade. </li></ul>Controlled Assessment 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 and will be submitted at the end of the course. This structure is subject to change.
The Living World The Coastal Zone Water on the Land Paper 1 - Physical Geography
The distribution of global Ecosystems Desert ecosystems The rainforest ecosystem Management measures are being used to conserve the ecosystems and make human use of it more sustainable The Living World Deciduous forest ecosystems
River systems develop characteristic landforms and channel shapes from source to mouth These characteristics result from processes of erosion, transport and deposition River flooding has natural causes, but flooding may be made worse by human activities Flood management involves both traditional hard engineering and more modern, integrated and sustainable approaches. Water on the Land
Coastal processes Sea level rise and flooding Coastal landforms Sustainable management of the coast The Coastal Zone
Population Change Development Gap Tourism Paper 2 - Human Geography
The world’s population was increasing but future growth rates are uncertain Population change and structure vary considerably between countries at different states of development Different policies attempt to manage change to achieve sustainable levels of population Many countries have policies to control and manage migration flows Population Change
Consider the increased demands for the different types of tourism The challenges of balancing positive and negative effects of tourism. Case studies relating to adventure tourism, mass tourism, economic tourism. The tourism life cycle Tourism
Countries can develop in ways that bring different effects to different regions Types of development vary between top-down and bottom-up Bottom-up schemes are designed to bring effects at a local scale Such schemes may be more sustainable for the future Development Gap