Presentation on theme: "Why was this cow stuck up a tree? GEOGRAPHY can help us answer this vital question!"— Presentation transcript:
Why was this cow stuck up a tree? GEOGRAPHY can help us answer this vital question!
In Geography we might ask… …WHERE is his family? …what caused this devastation? …how did the people in this area cope with this disaster?
In Geography we might ask… …WHY is this happening to the rainforests? …do we have the right to judge others actions?
In Geography we might ask… …what is happening to this cliff? WHY? …should something be done to save these houses from falling into the sea or not? WHY?
…what is happening to our climate?…… …is this down to nature or us? In Geography we might ask…
How fast are we using our resources? When will they run out? Silver (needed for jewellery & catalytic converters) – 9 years Antimony (needed for drugs) – 13 years Uranium (needed for power stations) – 19 years Tantalum (needed for mobile phones & camera lenses) – 20 years Copper (needed for wire cables and coins) – 38 years ? ? ? ? ? What will we do when all these resources are gone? In Geography we might ask…
Today there are well over…. …can our world take the strain? 6 BILLION PEOPLE on this planet In Geography we might ask…
THE COURSE There are 3 Themes: Challenges of Living in the Built Environment Physical Processes Uneven Development and Sustainable Environments
Challenges of Living in the Built Environment
Uneven Development and Sustainable Environments
How are you examined? Unit 1 – this examines Theme 1: Challenges of Living in a Built Environment and Theme 2: Physical Processes 30% Unit 2 – this examines Theme 3: Uneven Development and Sustainable Environments and a Problem Solving exercise 45% Unit 3 – Controlled Assessment 25% There are 2 tiers, Higher and Foundation
Geography is about the world we live in…..the ‘here and now’. Geography is about how the world is changing….. Geography is about your world and about my world….. Geography is about the future of our world.
Last Year, over 50% of all our GCSE Geographers achieved an A* or A grade. 83% of all Geographers achieved an A* to C grade.
“Geography is a subject that helps young people into work. Many employers prize the knowledge and skills that studying geography can provide and geography in higher education is thriving. Geography students are among those gaining greatest satisfaction from their studies. It's no wonder there is a growing demand to study the subject at university.” Michael Palin [comedy actor and President of the Royal Geographical Society]
The best judges are the current Geographers in Years 10 and 11 So ask them what they think!
Career Opportunities I.T. and Design Creating GIS systems systems Conservation Surveying Teaching Town planning Resource Management Commerce