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Geography at YARM SCHOOL

Course description

Geography is a subject which essentially seeks to explain the physical nature of our environment and its intimate relationship with human society. It fosters a unique understanding of the nature of some of our most topical current affairs, for example environmental concerns and human behaviour in society, and as such is increasingly relevant to the age. In the context of the wider range of subject choice in the sixth form, the range of skills developed, along with the high level of scholarship, make Geography a particularly versatile choice. It delivers the academic skills of extended essay writing, evaluation and source-based reasoning as well as more subject-specific skills such as cartography map and photograph interpretation and statistical analysis. Highly transferable skills such as group work, guided research and presentation are now an integral part of the new course. Geography processes strengths in both the subject matter and the skills involved which are highly regarded by university admissions tutors and employers in a wide range of fields. It can be relevant in careers such as surveying, architecture, town planning, teaching, industrial and estate management, law, medicine, banking, accountancy and, of course, environmental management. Studies show that, with only 10% of graduates directly using the academic subjects in which they are qualified in their employment, Geographers are among the least likely to be unemployed on leaving higher education.

Entry requirements

Good performance at GCSE, plus energy, enthusiasm and an enquiring approach, are required for Advanced Level studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact YARM SCHOOL directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years