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Geography at Fort Pitt Grammar School

Course description

This course is available to learners enrolled at this school and learners at other schools within the Chatham consortium.

Why should I study Geography?

Geography can provide insights into understanding the world around us and of the issues it tackles. Statistics show that compared with other students, Geographers are the most employable. Geographers are taught a wide-range of skills drawing in ideas from many sources. This ability to view issues from a wider perspective is appropriate for working in many different areas. The nature of peoples’ working lives is changing. It is less likely that someone will spend all their life in one company or organisation. If your career path is to be varied you will need to develop transferable skills and you will need to be flexible. Geography fosters these qualities and provides a firm base for life-long learning.

What will the course involve?

The linear A level in Geography involves the study of: • Tectonic processes and Hazards, • Landscape systems, processes and change, • Globalisation, • Regenerating places, • Superpowers, • Global development and connections- Migration, identity and sovereignty. Assessment is by three written examinations and an independent investigation. It is possible to take an AS Level examination in Geography however it would require more independent study and is a standalone qualification (it does not count towards A-Level Geography)

How might this course complement others?

Geography goes well with Business Studies, Economics, Maths, Philosophy and Ethics, History and Sociology.

How will this subject be useful in the future?

Almost any issue can be looked at from a geographic perspective: Marketing, Crime, Health, Conservation, Education, Politics, Tourism, Retailing, Transport and Social Services. That is why a geography background can be relevant to employment. Spatial data systems, for example, have become a basic necessity for many organisations.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September