Why choose Geography? If you love Geography, why not choose it? It fosters transferable skills which employers look for! Get to know the physical and human world through fieldwork! Geography is about the future and encourages flexible thinking! Make wise decisions that balance the environment, economic and social concerns in the context of sustainable development!
What do Geographers do? 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. Nationally, Geography has one of the best graduate employment records in the country!
Just a few jobs that Geographers do... Care about the planet? Estate Manager Forestry Ranger Environmental Consultant Pollution Analyst Conservation Officer Discover new places! Travel Agent Tourism Officer Eco-Tourism Advisor Tour Guide Media Researcher 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
Just a few jobs that Geographers do... 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
Interested in Further Education? -PGCE (teaching qualification). -MSc (e.g. environmental assessment, land management, pollution and environmental control, information systems engineering, rural resource management). - MA (e.g. cultural geography, society space, international business, town planning). - PhD (e.g. glaciology, geography of finance, quaternary environmental change, geography of health care).
What does the course involve? *OCR B Specification Unit Title and Description Assessment and Duration Weighting
Key Geographical Themes
Four key themes will be studied in this unit. You will be examined upon three of these four themes. The Four themes are:
Rivers and Coasts
Economic Systems and Development
Population and Settlement
Written exam 1hr 30 min 50% of final grade Sustainable Decision Making Exercise. Develop real life skills that are relevant to future decision- making. One of four key themes will be assessed in this unit (1. Natural Hazards 2. Rivers and Coasts 3. Economic Systems and Development 4. Population and Settlement). The exercise will be supported by pre-release materials. Written exam 1 hour 25% of final grade
Consists of two tasks:
Fieldwork Investigation (1200-1500 words).
A geographical issues investigation (600-800 words). This is linked to one of nine topics (Disease, Trade, Ecosystems, Sport, Fashion, Crime, New Technologies and Tourism).
This work can be submitted electronically.
Controlled Assessment (This is the new name for coursework and is to be carried out in lesson time under supervision). 25% of final grade (Fieldwork Focus 15%) (Geographical Investigation 10%)