Geography is not only up-to-date and relevant, it is one of the most exciting, adventurous and valuable subjects to study today. So many of the world’s current problems boil down to geography, and need the geographers of the future to help us understand them.
Global warming, sustainable food production, natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, the spread of disease, the reasons for migration and the future of energy resources are just some of the great challenges facing the next generation of geographers.
Geography is the only subject in the curriculum which is a Social Subject and a Science.
Choosing geography at school can open the doors to a university degree, either specifically in geography or by combining geography with other subjects to gain a place on a degree programme in another subject. A qualification in geography is recognised for its academic ‘robustness’ and, most importantly, it also helps young people into the world of work.
We know this is true because so many employers prize the knowledge and skills that studying geography can provide, be it knowing how the world works, planning research and report writing, working in a team, using new technologies and communication skills – and much more. You will find geographers working in a wide range of jobs, from the City to planning, working in the environment to travel and tourism, or in international charities or retail. Studying geography can help young people achieve careers that are professionally and financially rewarding and also enjoyable.
Mrs S Muirhead
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