Geography has long been a staple subject in Scotland’s schools. It has always had a strong relevance for pupils and it’s a good fit with other disciplines under Curriculum for Excellence.
While much of a Geography teacher’s work is focused on the physical environment and natural phenomena such as climate, human impact on the planet is also explored. Studies areas include things like rural and urban development, settlement patterns and population studies.
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Geography teachers must have a degree in Geography plus a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) or have studied study a degree that combines professional education with Geography.