Why study Geography?
With the growing importance of issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation, spatial epidemiology and inequalities, geography is one of the most relevant courses you can choose to study. Geography courses are very popular, as evidenced by high completion rates and positive student feedback. In addition, geographers are highly employable and earn competitive salaries.
Above all, geographers have the potential to be well-informed global citizens, using their unique combinations of knowledge and skills to make a positive difference in the world. Whatever your passion for the world – a fascination with landscapes or a concern for sustainability – Geography will provide you with transferable knowledge and skills that will reward you personally and advance you professionally. Geography helps us to explore and understand space and place – to recognise the vast differences between cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and landscapes and environments around the world, and to explore the links between them. Geography also provides an ideal framework for connecting and bringing together other fields of knowledge.
Geography is, in the broadest sense, an education for life and for living. Learning through geography, whether through formal learning or through the experience of travel, fieldwork and expeditions, helps us all to become more socially and environmentally sensitive, better informed and more responsible citizens and workers.
At LMI we follow the AQA syllabus for both GCSE and A-Level Geography. GCSE consists of four components, including:
– Living with the Physical Environment.
-Challenges in the Human Environment.
– Geographical Applications.
– Geographical Skills.
At A-Level, these skills are further tested by developing them through a more intensive course consisting of four components, including:
– Physical Geography.
– Human Geography.
– Geographical research fieldwork.
– Geographical skills.
Further information on the exact specification of the courses can be found by following the links below:
GCSE – https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035/specification-at-a-glance.
A-Level – https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/as-and-a-level/geography-7037/specification-at-a-glance.