The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.’ Barack Obama

tudying geography gives students the opportunity to travel the world through 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.

How our students experience the world, where they are from and their relationship with our global community and the environment around them is essential to their learning in the geography classroom. Their perspective is key, so we think it is important to describe geography through them:

‘Geography is one of those lessons that makes you realise how the world works and it gives you that grounding before you even begin to go places. It opens your eyes to things around you and gives you a look at how cultures work and how the world can be deadly as well as beautiful. It’s so inspiring and surrounds us in everyday life. This is why I think geography is so crucial to learn.’ Martin from Kent, Royal Geographical Society

GCSE geography is designed to allow a large number of diverse topics to be studied, such as urban issues, world development, extreme environments, rivers, and natural hazards – to name but a few. The course will give you the chance to get to grips with some of the most important and relevant geographical issues challenging our world today, and understand the social, economic and physical forces which shape and change our lives. This diversity also allows all students to find topics they are interested and engaged in. Geography helps you to make sense of the world around you.

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