Sadly, one of the main reasons students choose to study geography is because of the field trips. We know how much fun they are, especially at university when they are often abroad! However, there are so many more reasons to chose this subject and love it!
Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants and the phenomena of the Earth. It is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks an understanding of the Earth and its human and natural complexities, not merely where objects are, but how they have changed and come to be.
With climate change becoming increasingly important on the world stage, the study of geography is becoming crucial. But, more generally, Geography will help you to develop a range of useful skills, such as map reading, data collection, ICT and problem solving. It will also enable you to gain an understanding and appreciation of the cultures and backgrounds of people from all over the world. These soft skills are invaluable for university and for future employment prospects too.
There are many students who struggle with geography at GCSE and A-level, as the subject demands a wide skill set; a student might be great at remembering case studies, but when it comes to drawing and interpreting graphs they might not know where to start, or vice versa. Geography is also renowned for its huge syllabus, and a lot of teachers struggle to cover it all in the classroom in a way that will help the students to retain the information. Our specialist tutors at INICIO can easily help students overcome these challenges and reinvigorate their interest in the subject.