Geo what?

Subject choice time looms for GP2, my 14 year old son.  He has to pick three subjects plus Maths and English to study for Higher.  “What do you want to do when you leave school?” everyone asks.  “I don’t know!”  he wails.  “Earn lots of money.”   Don’t we all.  Did you know what you wanted to do at 14? 

Anyhow, Chemistry and Physics are firmly at the top of the list with Geography and Graph Comm (Technical Drawing to you, I think) tying in third place.   “What can you do with Geography?” he asked.  Geochemist, geophysicist, geologist, oceanographer, meteorologist, cartographer, accountant (OK, I didn’t tell him that one), teacher, search for oil…  lots of interesting things.   

What about Graph Comm?  We came up with engineers of various sorts, architect, accountant (no, not this time either)….  lots of interesting things. 

“Go and speak to your teachers” I said.  “Ask them.  Speak to that nice careers man.  The one who plays the clarinet.”

So he burrowed about on the internet and found various things.  I was burrowing about today for some work I’m doing (honest!) and came across this, which I thought you might like:-

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And even though he's a teenager, I like to think I still have some idea of the things that interest him most ;-) , so I'll give a gentle prod in the Geography direction.  His choice, though.  Ooops - the font's gone funny. :oops:




2 thoughts on “Geo what?

  1. Here are some links that could help him get started.
    Investigate subject and careers here
    Try CareersMatch at
    Complete Pathfinder/Skillchecker on the school server under applications
    Section Q in the careers library has science and related careers information
    Geo What? – try
    I can supply more as necessary and no, very few of us are in the career we wanted at 14 years old! I still want to be……

  2. Thanks, Mick. I’ve just discovered your comment lurking in moderation – sorry for the publication delay. By the way, you may be interested in a conversation topic in our house. It goes something like this: “Mr McBurns says…” “It’s not McBurns, it’s MICK Burns.” “Oh. Well, Mr McBurns says…”

    And as for what I want to be…

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