Why should you study Geography? Students choose to study Geography for a lot of different reasons. For many it is because they are interested in the world around them and want to understand more about their environment. A*
Your New GCSE explained This presentation can help you decide if you really want to choose geography as an option. This presentation is a quick overview of the contents and the benefits of this new syllabus. To achieve excellent results we use: - Textbook from the Board
And many PowerPoint presentations, notes,videos, etc. All this material (apart from the textbook from the Board) is available for downloading on the Geography blog: Geography is easy Geography is easy And of course our Facebook pageFacebook page
Out-of-classroom learning 1- Hiking in Cyprus to discover our natural and human environment
2-Two-day trip in Cyprus Knowing about the world also means knowing about Cyprus. These activities are not compulsory and you may achieve A* without participating
Is Geography the right subject for you? In order to answer this question, ask yourself what you enjoy about the study of geography this year. The year 3 booklet is a pre-GCSE textbook which prepares you to the new GCSE. If you like geography this year, if you find the lessons easy and interesting, Choose Geography as an option.
What will You learn? There are FOUR units in the Edexcel Geography A qualification.
Unit 1 Unit 1: Geography skills and challenges This unit will build on the skills you learned in years 1, 2 and 3 and give you the opportunity to develop more advanced skills. For instance, we will learn how to use GIS, Geographical Information System such as:
Unit 1 Section b You will learn about two of the major issues facing the world today: -Climatic change -Sustainable development (Sections A and B= 25%)
Unit 2: The Natural environment Section A – The Physical World Coastal Landscapes, River Landscapes and Tectonic Landscapes. Section B – Environmental Issues A Watery World
Unit 3: The Human Environment Section A – The Human World Economic Change, Settlement Change and Population Change.
And ‘A tourist’s World’ which we are going to study until the end of this year.
Unit 4 Investigating Geography This unit will involve going out of the school to carry out fieldwork and then writing it up. The task changes every year and is provided by Edexcel. This investigation will be 25% of your final grade. This year year 4 is investigating rivers!
What can I do after I’ve completed this course? If you move on to A Level Geography and you continue your study of geography the skills you develop can lead to employment opportunities in: -Journalism and Media -Engineering -Travel and tourism -Environment management (e.g. waste management) and Environmental Law -Geology and Geophysics (earthquakes, volcanoes, meteorology) - Marine biology -So many……….. Just look at Geography in universities in the UK e.g. Geography at Cambridge - course guide, the USA and click on our next slide!Geography at Cambridge - course guide …………And of course TEACHING!
Careers with geography Studying geography opens up a wide range of careers. Find out more about the types of jobs and career paths that geographers can enjoy. Click on the image below: