How fast is the world’s population growing? The world’s current growth rate is about 1.3%, representing a doubling time of 54 years. We can expect the world’s population of approximately 7 billion to become 12 billion by 2054 if the current rate of growth continues. How will we feed the world’s rapidly expanding population? If China continues to expand its manufacturing industry, how will that affect jobs in the UK? What is El Nino, and how did it effect so many people?

Year 7 Geography is titled Passport to the world. Here you will study the six of the seven major continents and the people & places within them. Students will learn about major ecosystems and their climates. Importantly, students learn about how plants and animals have adapted to live in the main ecosystems. Students also study place, which raises where people live and why they live there. The concept of place also tackles culture and why a location feels special, concentrating on local, regional, and international links.

If you are interested in the world and your place within it, if you want to understand many of the issues that will affect you and your life, Geography is a subject that is recognised by employers and the best universities. If you want to know about different places in the world, if you have an interest in why the world works (or doesn’t work!), if you are concerned with issues that will affect you in the next 50 years and the future of the human race and our planet, then Geography at GCSE is an excellent choice for you!