Introduction: ‘There has never been a better or more important time to study geography. With growing interest in issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation and social cohesion, geography is one of the most relevant courses you could choose to study. Geographers are also highly employable. Whatever your passion for the world - fascination with landscapes or concerns about inequality - geography will provide you with knowledge and transferable skills that will reward you personally and advance you professionally.’ Dr Rita Gardner, Director of the Royal Geographical Society
How will I be assessed? Paper 1 – Physical Geography: 1 hour 10 minute examination Section A:
Geographical investigation: students participate in a two-day field trip to Sai Kung Country Park.
Paper 2 – Human Geography: 1 hour 45 minute examination
Economic activity and energy
Globalisation and migration
In this the course for me? We believe that you should take Geography because it helps you: • to understand the environment at local and global scales • to know your world through fieldwork • to make decisions that balance environmental and developmental concerns • to develop a wide range of skills such as presenting arguments or map skills • to use computers and other technology • to develop your analysis and presentation skills • to understand other cultures across Asia and throughout the world • to know where places in the world are …… without having to use Google!
Post 16 Pathways: Geography will help you to be more aware of everyday situations and issues faced by the people who live around you and across the world. Geography is a highly topical subject, ever changing as world events unfold. Geographers go on to work in a wide range of subjects and follow diverse career paths. Many geographers also chose careers which make use of their transferable skills, these include, information technology, administration and management, the financial sector, marketing, research, and industry and manufacturing.