As the world changes, so does Geography.
The challenges facing society and the environment put increasing pressures on our lives. We aim to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in this ever-changing place.
Studying geography gives students the opportunity to travel the world via the classroom, learning about both natural and social sciences along the way. They will understand how geography impacts everyday life and discover the key opportunities and challenges facing the world. Students will also develop academic and life skills from writing, teamwork and communication to analytical skills.
Our GCSE was created with help and advice from teachers and subject experts, and we’re confident you’ll enjoy teaching it as much as your students will enjoy learning. It gives you the opportunity to plan your lessons in new and engaging ways, as well as enjoy a range of free teaching resources to help you plan, teach and assess your students. The content is based on real-life case studies to enable students of all abilities to learn and develop.
Geography teaches you how to make a concise report, handle data, ask questions and find answers, make decisions about issues, analyse material, think creatively and independently.
Geography should appeal to students who have an interest in and concern for the environment. Pupils who enjoy travelling and finding out about new people, places, landscapes and events. Or, pupils who want to broaden their studies to cover both ‘sciences’ and ‘humanities’.
A degree in geography from the University of Southampton opens many new doors in terms of your career choices. Careers are common in fields like town planning, GIS, environmental, regeneration, economic development, housing, transport planning, remote sensing and emergency planning.