The ability to view issues from a wider perspective is important when studying Geography. Students need to recognise how the world is very complex, and how different people can be affected by one event in many different ways. The ability to consider a range of different viewpoints is also important. The course requires students to be able to communicate their findings in writing, as well as demonstrate the ability to explain their views and write convincing arguments to support them.
Students will develop a wide range of skills in their GCSE Geography studies, including:
- Technological skills, including ICT and GIS
- Interpersonal skills through debate and discussion
- Literacy and numeracy problem solving skills
- Entrepreneurial skills and awareness of career possibilities
- Provide a sound foundation for those candidates who intend to continue to study the subject to a higher level, for example at A Level and/or University Degree Level