Presentation on theme: "Why Choose Geography?. With Geography you know WHERE you are! Geographers study: Where places are in the world What it is like at these places How and."— Presentation transcript:
Why Choose Geography?
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.
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, tropical rainforests
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
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
Geography helps you to develop useful PRACTICAL skills e.g. Reading and using maps Doing fieldwork to collect data Using simple instruments
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
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
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
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
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
So if you want to be ready to play an active part in our FUTURE world CHOOSE Geography!