We would like you to be aware of current geographical issues whether they be ‘human’ or ‘physical’ and to consider the multitude of different scales from the local (e.g. local planning issues and conflict) right up to the global scale (e.g. melting of ice caps and global climate change).
Being aware, and interested, might mean that you keep a close eye on various websites such as BBC News or National Geographic. Even sitting down and reading a good newspaper when you get the chance (or reading the equivalent online), will broaden your outlook on the subject. Also be aware of the excellent documentaries which can be found on the television/iplayer etc. Even watching ‘Ice Road Truckers’ will give you a better idea of the conflicts involved in extracting resources from a ‘fragile environment’.
On any trips and visits that you might undertake try to be more spatially aware as to where you are and consider how the location differs from your home location whether this is the built environment; climatic, cultural or even geological.
We are looking for students who have a genuine interest in the subject and who possess a naturally inquisitive mind; are prepared to ask questions and to be involved.
There is a wealth of geographical texts out there. Whilst we study both human (Changing Places; Global Migration; Human Rights or Power & Borders) and physical geography (Water & Carbon Cycles; Coasts) in a balanced way in the Lower Sixth year, it might be that you pick an area that interests you and do a little bit of research in to this topic ahead of starting the course in September.
Compulsory Task which you must have with you for your first Geography lessons in Lower Sixth.
Please select two of the following articles to read and complete ALL the activities at the end of the articles. There is a variety of articles to pick from depending on whether you have a human or physical preference but all articles link to the Geography Specification.