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  1. 1. Geography Option<br />An Overview<br />
  2. 2. Geography<br />Geography is a multidisciplinary subject which can be combined with a variety of subjects. Some popular combinations are;<br />Geography and History<br />Geography and Social Studies<br />Geography and Biology<br />Geography and Graphical Communication<br />Geography and Computer Studies<br />
  3. 3. Syllabus Structure<br />The syllabus is structured on 4 areas of study;<br />Map Skills<br />Human Geography<br />Physical Geography<br />Fieldworks<br />Each area is divided into different topics.<br />
  4. 4. Map Skills<br />1 Map Reading and Interpretation of Ordnance Survey Sheets<br />This area includes basic cartographic skills, recognition of landforms resulting from river, ice and marine erosion, Interpretation of settlements, urban/rural land-use patterns, communication patterns and location of economic activity.<br />
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  6. 6. Physical Geography<br />2 The Earth as a Planet<br />3 Rocks and Soils<br />4 Plate Tectonics<br />5 The Hydrological Cycle and Rivers<br />6 Coasts<br />7 Ice Landscapes<br />8 Hot Deserts<br />9 Weather and Climate<br />10 World Climates and Ecosystems<br />
  7. 7. Human Geography<br />11 Population<br />12 Settlement<br />13 Urbanisation<br />14 Industrial activity<br />15 Agriculture<br />16 Tourism<br />17 World Development<br />18 Energy Resources<br />
  8. 8. Fieldwork<br />Fieldwork activities are specified by the Matsec Board as these provide hands-on practice. <br />(a) Rural fieldwork<br />(i) Settlement Pattern Study<br />(ii) Agricultural Land-use<br />(iii) Micro-biogeography<br />
  9. 9. (b) Urban fieldwork<br />(i) Settlement pattern study<br />(ii) Functions of settlement<br />(iii) Traffic problems and solutions<br />(iv) Shopping activities in various parts of a city<br />
  10. 10. (c) Fieldwork in coastal areas<br />A survey of coastal erosion.<br />A survey of coastal deposition.<br />A survey of coastal man-made structures.<br />
  11. 11. Weather observation<br />(a) Temperature<br />(b) Humidity<br />(c) Rainfall<br />(d) Atmospheric Pressure<br />(e) Wind<br />(f) Clouds<br />(g) Visibility<br />
  12. 12. Geography in Post-Secondary<br />Junior College – <br />Intermediate – Geography<br />A-Level – Geography<br />University -<br />B.A. (Hons.) – Geography<br />B.Ed. (Hons.) – Geography<br />
  13. 13. Geography in the world of jobs<br />Teacher<br />Planner (transport + settlements)<br />Cartographer <br />GIS Specialist<br />Geologist / Pedologist<br />Meteorologist<br />Census Analyst <br />Property Appraisal<br />Tourist Guide / Travel Agency<br />
  14. 14. The End<br />Mr. C. Formosa (2008)<br />

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