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 Geography

 Shimna students all study geography in Key Stage 3, and the subject is a popular choice at GCSE and A Level. Our students are able to make the most of our fantastic setting for their fieldwork throughout their seven years.

Why Study Geography?

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 Geography Aims

  • To enable you to construct a framework of knowledge and understanding about your home area and the world beyond, into which you can place local, national and international events.
  • To acquire a knowledge of a range of places, with a view to understanding how these places provide opportunities for people or put constraints upon them.
  • To develop an appreciation of the environment and an informed concern about its future.
  • To develop an understanding of global citizenship and the ways in which places and the environments are interdependent.
  • To acquire and apply the skills and techniques including those of map work, fieldwork and ICT needed to conduct a geographical study and enquiry.

Attractions of the course
Geography complements either science or art subjects at AS and A-Level and will contribute to your employability. The close link between the subject and the world around us makes for a long and varied list of related careers for example working with aid or development agencies, environmental work, working for the census office, working in town planning, meteorology and in tourism and recreation. However most of these areas involve only one part of the broad subject of geography. Statistics show that compared with other subjects, geographers are among the most employable. This is presumably because geographers possess the abilities and skills that employers look for. If you are interested in a career that involves travel, you won’t be disappointed. Geographers really can work anywhere in the world!

Work in the field provides many opportunities to use decision-making skills, enquiry skills and presentation skills. These are life skills relevant to study in a wide range of post-16 courses.

What sort of people do employers want and what do geography courses provide?

  • Employers want people with good communication skills – geography courses include a wide range of written and oral skills, projects and oral presentations.

 Shimna students all study geography in Key Stage 3, and the subject is a popular choice at GCSE and A Level. Our students are able to make the most of our fantastic setting for their fieldwork throughout their seven years.

Why Study Geography?

Click here for more information

 

 Geography Aims

  • To enable you to construct a framework of knowledge and understanding about your home area and the world beyond, into which you can place local, national and international events.
  • To acquire a knowledge of a range of places, with a view to understanding how these places provide opportunities for people or put constraints upon them.
  • To develop an appreciation of the environment and an informed concern about its future.
  • To develop an understanding of global citizenship and the ways in which places and the environments are interdependent.
  • To acquire and apply the skills and techniques including those of map work, fieldwork and ICT needed to conduct a geographical study and enquiry.

Attractions of the course
Geography complements either science or art subjects at AS and A-Level and will contribute to your employability. The close link between the subject and the world around us makes for a long and varied list of related careers for example working with aid or development agencies, environmental work, working for the census office, working in town planning, meteorology and in tourism and recreation. However most of these areas involve only one part of the broad subject of geography. Statistics show that compared with other subjects, geographers are among the most employable. This is presumably because geographers possess the abilities and skills that employers look for. If you are interested in a career that involves travel, you won’t be disappointed. Geographers really can work anywhere in the world!

Work in the field provides many opportunities to use decision-making skills, enquiry skills and presentation skills. These are life skills relevant to study in a wide range of post-16 courses.

What sort of people do employers want and what do geography courses provide?

  • Employers want people with good communication skills – geography courses include a wide range of written and oral skills, projects and oral presentations.

Contact Details
Address: The Lawnfield, King Street, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0HD
Telephone: 028 437 26107   Fax: 028 437 26109
E Mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

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Contact Details
Address: The Lawnfield, King Street, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0HD
Telephone: 028 437 26107   Fax: 028 437 26109
E Mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

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