Why should you study GCSE Geography?

There are many reasons - Here are just three quotes:

"Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future" - Michael Palin,

"Geography prepares for the world of work - geographers, with their skills of analysis are highly employable!"

"Without Geography - You are Knowhere!"


The study of GCSE Geography can help you to:

  • develop a knowledge and understanding of current events from the local area to the global.

  • investigate the earth and its peoples.

  • study the features of the earth - such as mountains, rivers and seas - and how they were formed

  • develop a range of useful skills such as map reading, data collection, ICT and problem solving.

  • gain an understanding and appreciation of the cultures and backgrounds of people from all over the world

What will you study?

The course follows the AQA syllabus A which can be seen at GCSE Course Content

How successful will I be?

Well this depends on you! In the past 10 years the Geography department has achieved an average of 74% for grades A* - C with a best ever result of 86%.

BBHS Geography students achieved near to the best GCSE results in the whole of Staffordshire in 2006

What qualities do I need to study GCSE Geography?

  • You should have a keen interest in the world around you.

  • You should be prepared to work hard and research topics by yourself.

Where will Geography take me?

  • Well for a start - You will probably visit lots more countries than your parents and travel to areas of the world only normally seen on television.

  • Geography could lead you to exciting career prospects - Remember geography achieves good examination results nationally and is one of the most versatile subjects.

  • Geography is classified as a science subject in many universities when studied at A Level

  • Look on the Careers page for a comprehensive list of careers which Geography is useful for!