Why study Geography?

Geographers have a unique viewpoint combining political and economic aspects with an understanding of the physical processes. Geography develops the ability to combine scientific principles with economic awareness, environmental concern with an appreciation and tolerance of peoples’ attitudes and values. Geography gives a balanced viewpoint, which is great preparation for the world of work.

Geographers are trained to be excellent decision makers who look at all aspects of a situation. Some jobs make direct use of geographical knowledge such as those in tourism, town planning and environmental management and teaching. Geography is also useful for law, journalism, medicine and working in the media for example because it combines the understanding of the facts of the sciences with the perception of the arts.

More information about Geography can be found in the subject film below or in our Sixth Form Prospectus (on our website).