Studying tectonic processes and hazards along with landscape processes and the water and carbon cycles allows student to understand how planet earth works. While an in-depth investigation of contemporary issues such as the impact of superpowers and emerging superpowers on the global economy, global politics and the environment, equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make sense of their own fast changing world.
In addition the study of geography provides students with a range of transferable skills which are in high demand by employers and required for study at degree level.
At its heart, geography is a practical subject and students will need to produce a report for an independent investigation based on fieldwork. Four full days of fieldwork are built into the programme of study. There will be opportunities to investigate sand dune ecosystems, river flooding and urban regeneration as well as time to process samples and data in the laboratory.