Why should I study Geography?

In order to answer this difficult question, ask yourself what you enjoy about the study of Geography. Try these questions. Do I want to:
• Learn more about the world I live in?
• Develop skills that will help me in other areas, such as ICT and research?
• Undertake fieldwork and learn outside of the classroom?
• Work in a team with other students?
• Learn through investigating and doing, not listening and reading?
• Study a subject which is interdisciplinary and will link to your other GCSE choices?

Why should I study IGCSE?


Edexcel IGCSE courses are international in outlook, but retain a local relevance. The syllabuses provide opportunities for contextualised learning and the content has been created to suit a wide variety of schools, avoid cultural bias and develop essential lifelong skills, including creative thinking and problem-solving. Edexcel IGCSE Geography candidates develop skills, including:
• an understanding of the processes which affect physical and human environments
• an understanding of location on a local, regional and global scale
• the ability to use and understand geographical data and information
• an understanding of how communities around the world are affected and constrained by different environments


 Suzie White

Ms Suzie White

Head of Geography

Suzie completed her undergraduate course reading Geography at the University of Brighton in 2007. Inspired to become a teacher she applied and participated in the teaching associate programme in the United Kingdom gaining valuable first-hand experience of teaching within Tideway Comprehensive School. 


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