Geography seeks to interpret the world, how it changes over time and how people interact with their environment.
It’s often divided into two types:
You’ll learn to think spatially and use maps, including new technologies such as geographical information systems (GIS), to acquire, analyse and present information.
If you like Geography, why not explore one of the jobs featured on this page? You can also read people's stories to find out where they went with the Geography they enjoyed at school.
Why should I take Geography at school?
Studying Geography will help you understand the world around you, and will help you develop the transferable spoken and written communication skills that you’ll need for all tertiary study and most careers.
Although you won’t be required to have NCEA credits in Geography to get into any tertiary level courses, it will give you a head start if you choose to study Geography or related subjects like:
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People who studied Geography