North Shore Academy

Inspiring Healthy Minds

Geography

Geography is all around is, and plays a part in every aspect of our lives. Every choice we make has an impact on the human and physical world. Through studying geography, you can gain a deeper insight in to the lives of people and their interactions with the world around us. The Geographical Association say, Geography inspires pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.

Why should you study Geography There are many reasons - Here are just a few quotes:

"Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future. Geography prepares for the world of work - geographers, with their skills of analysis are highly employable!" - Michael Palin (Actor)

I like Geography. I like to know where places are. Tom Felton (Harry Potter Actor)

Geography teaches me so much about our interesting world and gives me a better understanding of people from all parts of the world, who one day I may work with, live near, or even call my friend. North Shore Student

At North Shore Academy we offer Geography at Key Stage 3 and GCSE, and also BTEC Travel and Tourism. We aim to make the study of Geography and of Travel and Tourism engaging, challenging and relevant to our students and the ever changing world in which they live.

The study of Geography and Travel and Tourism can help you to:

Develop a knowledge and understanding of current events from the local area to the global.
Investigate the earth and its peoples.
Study the features of the earth - such as mountains, rivers and seas - and how they were formed.
Recognise the impact your actions can have on the physical and human world.
Gain an understanding and appreciation of the cultures and backgrounds of people from all over the world.
Develop a range of useful skills such as map reading, data collection, ICT and problem solving.

Where will Geography and Travel and Tourism take me?

Well for a start - You will probably visit lots more countries than your parents and travel to areas of the world only normally seen on television.
Geography is classified as a science subject in many universities when studied at A Level.
Geography could lead you to exciting career prospects - Remember geography is one of the most versatile subjects.
Many of the skills developed through the study of Geography and Travel and Tourism are highly valued by employers in a variety of industries, helping to make geographers one of the most employable groups of people.

A selection of related careers include:

Urban Planner, Community Development, Cartographer, GIS Specialist, Climatologist, Transportation Management, Environmental Management, Writer, Researcher, Foreign Services (Diplomats), Demographer, Librarian, Marketing, Estate Agent, Travel Agent, Hospitality, Information Scientist, National Parks Ranger, Surveyor, International Aid/Development Worker, Teacher, Logistics and Distribution Manager, Regeneration.....the list is endless!