Sophie Oil

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Sophie Oil

  1. 1. Why Choose Geography?
  2. 2. With Geography you know WHERE you are! Geographers study: • Where places are in the world • What it is like at these places • How and why places are changing Geography is about the REAL world.
  3. 3. Geography helps you understand our PHYSICAL world e.g. • Rocks • Rivers and coasts • Glacial landscapes • Earthquakes and volcanoes • Weather and climate • Natural regions e.g. deserts
  4. 4. Geography also helps you to understand HUMAN activities in our world e.g. • Land uses • Farming • Tourism • Settlements • Industry and energy • Population • Development and trade • Lifestyles in other countries
  5. 5. Geography deals with ISSUES in the world that affect you e.g. • Pollution and conservation • Climate change • Over-population and resources • Trade • Third World problems
  6. 6. Geography helps you to develop useful PRACTICAL skills e.g. • Reading and using maps • Doing fieldwork to collect data • Using simple instruments
  7. 7. SKILLS learned in Geography are also transferable to other subjects e.g. • Using different types of data • Processing data into maps and diagrams • Researching and writing reports • Using IT in a geographical context • Discussing and evaluating problems
  8. 8. Geography is linked to a wide range of JOB opportunities e.g. • Agriculture, horticulture and forestry • Architecture • Armed services • Business and commerce • Cartography • Civil service and civil aviation • Environmental health • Estate agency • Landscape architecture
  9. 9. Other CAREERS linked to Geography include: • Leisure and recreation industry • Local government • Meteorology • Nature conservancy • Navigation • Selling and marketing • Surveying • Town and country planning • Transport and communications • Travel agency and tourism
  10. 10. Geography can be COMBINED with other subjects, leading to a particular career e.g. • Art and CDT/Design technology for architecture • Biology for agriculture • History for publishing • Languages for business • Mathematics for meteorology • Physics for civil engineering
  11. 11. Geography is welcomed as a subject in further education. It draws upon ideas from science and the arts. It can be studied at university: • As a science subject • As an arts subject Geography offers FLEXIBLE choices
  12. 12. So if you want to be ready to play an active part in our FUTURE world CHOOSE Geography!

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