Geography is an interesting and evolving subject, the course involves engaging human topics, including globalisation along with physical topics such as coasts and hazards. My favourite topic was Hazards. We studied a variety of natural hazards, including volcanoes and tropical storms, and explored in-depth case studies such as Hurricane Katrina in the USA.
I enjoyed the fieldwork elements of the course and have acquired skills of planning and reporting an investigation, which were applied directly when researching our local town in first year. The opportunity to undertake fieldwork allows you to examine how geography impacts the urban and natural landscapes.
The geography course inspired my EPQ on the human and natural activities affecting climate change. Completing this independent project provided an opportunity to further my interest and develop research skills, which are invaluable for university.
Geography can be studied alongside a range of subjects, from sciences to humanities. On occasion, topics covered within Biology overlapped with geography, the interaction meant I developed a broader understanding of these topics. Geography is a facilitating subject making it useful for a range of university choices, which will keep your options open.
I am furthering my interest by pursuing a degree in human geography at university, where I am excited and open to the opportunities, experiences, and careers that a Geography degree presents.