Whychoosegeography

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Whychoosegeography

  1. 1. Why Choose Geography?
  2. 2. With Geography you know WHERE you are! Geographers study: <ul><li>Where places are in the world </li></ul><ul><li>What it is like at these places </li></ul><ul><li>How and why places are changing </li></ul>Geography is about the REAL world.
  3. 3. Geography helps you understand our PHYSICAL world e.g. <ul><li>Rocks </li></ul><ul><li>Rivers and coasts </li></ul><ul><li>Glacial landscapes </li></ul><ul><li>Earthquakes and volcanoes </li></ul><ul><li>Weather and climate </li></ul><ul><li>Natural regions e.g. deserts </li></ul>
  4. 4. Geography also helps you to understand HUMAN activities in our world e.g. <ul><li>Land uses </li></ul><ul><li>Farming </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Settlements </li></ul><ul><li>Industry and energy </li></ul><ul><li>Population </li></ul><ul><li>Development and trade </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyles in other countries </li></ul>
  5. 5. Geography deals with ISSUES in the world that affect you e.g. <ul><li>Pollution and conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Over-population and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Trade </li></ul><ul><li>Third World problems </li></ul>
  6. 6. Geography helps you to develop useful PRACTICAL skills e.g. <ul><li>Reading and using maps </li></ul><ul><li>Doing fieldwork to collect data </li></ul><ul><li>Using simple instruments </li></ul>
  7. 7. SKILLS learned in Geography are also transferable to other subjects e.g. <ul><li>Using different types of data </li></ul><ul><li>Processing data into maps and diagrams </li></ul><ul><li>Researching and writing reports </li></ul><ul><li>Using IT in a geographical context </li></ul><ul><li>Discussing and evaluating problems </li></ul>
  8. 8. 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>Landscape architecture </li></ul>
  9. 9. 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>Transport and communications </li></ul><ul><li>Travel agency and tourism </li></ul>
  10. 10. 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>
  11. 11. Geography is welcomed as a subject in further education. It draws upon ideas from science and the arts. <ul><li>It can be studied at university: </li></ul><ul><li>As a science subject </li></ul><ul><li>As an arts subject </li></ul>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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