The study of Geography stimulates interest and creates a sense of wonder about places – helping the youth of today make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world.
It explains where places are; how landscapes are formed, sculptured and destroyed; how people and their environment interact; and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are often both interconnected and interdependent. It builds on pupils’ own experiences and curiosity to investigate places at various scales – such as spatial (local, regional or global) and temporal (through time).
There has never been a better or more important time to study Geography. As global interest continues to grow in issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation and social cohesion, geography is one of the most relevant courses pupils could choose to study. Whatever a pupil’s passion, geography will provide them with a well-rounded bank of knowledge and multiple transferable skills for life. In turn, geographers are highly employable – largely due to their ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesise data from a diverse spectrum of concepts and situations. With opportunities to learn new skills such as modern computer-based mapping (GIS), map skills, interpreting images, fieldwork skills, presenting, role playing and debating techniques, Geographers are well-equipped for Higher Education and beyond.