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Choose Geography

  1. 1. Check out www.geogaroundtheworld.blogspot.com Why study geography?
  2. 2. Why study geography? Some global issues are having a real impact on our lives now, like the depletion of the Ozone Layer.
  3. 3. Why study geography? Geography is always in the news and all around us. By studying geography you learn how to understand the issues in the news and make up your own mind about them.
  4. 4. Why study geography? It can be incredibly useful future decision making. Learn about rivers and their floodplains and avoid ending up in a house like this
  5. 5. What skills will I gain in geography? Global citizenship (awareness of our world and how to take care of it) Environmental Awareness
  6. 6. Knowledge of places Map skills What skills will I gain in geography?
  7. 7. Ability to analyse and interpret data Ability to research and present information What skills will I gain in geography?
  8. 8. Ability to solve problems and make decisions Give presentations and debate arguments What skills will I gain in geography?
  9. 9. How does geography link to other subjects?
  10. 10. What do we study @GCSE Geog? Restless earth Global warming Ecosystems
  11. 11. What do we study @GCSE Geog? Rivers and floods Water world Extreme climate
  12. 12. What do we study @GCSE geog? Economic geog Population Urban living
  13. 13. What about geography field work? Local day trips including visits to the pyramids!
  14. 14. What about geography field work? 4 night trip to Cyprus for geography field work and outdoor activities!
  15. 15. What about geography coursework? Coursework is based on field work and is worth 25% of overall GCSE!
  16. 16. How will we learn in Geography?
  17. 17. Geography is linked to a wide range of JOB opportunities e.g. <ul><li>Agriculture, horticulture and forestry </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Armed services </li></ul><ul><li>Business and commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Cartography </li></ul><ul><li>Civil service and civil aviation </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental health </li></ul><ul><li>Estate agency </li></ul><ul><li>Geologist and resource extraction </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape architecture </li></ul>
  18. 18. Other CAREERS linked to Geography include: <ul><li>Leisure and recreation industry </li></ul><ul><li>Local government </li></ul><ul><li>Meteorology </li></ul><ul><li>Nature conservancy </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation </li></ul><ul><li>Selling and marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Surveying </li></ul><ul><li>Town and country planning </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Transport and communications </li></ul><ul><li>Travel agency and tourism </li></ul>
  19. 19. Geography can be COMBINED with other subjects, leading to a particular career e.g. <ul><li>Art and CDT/Design technology for architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Biology for agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>History for publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Languages for business </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics for meteorology </li></ul><ul><li>Physics for civil engineering </li></ul>
  20. 20. So if you want to be ready to play an active part in our FUTURE world CHOOSE Geography!

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