We are all explorers. Even as tiny children we search out the limits
of our world. A few years on, our imagination stretches further: fingers
batting at a giddy plastic globe … a spinning top, gaudy with
colour, representing perhaps the most ambitious idea possible, the
Geography is a fundamental fascination. It is also a core component
of a good education. Yet a lot of people are not too sure what it
is. They stumble over the question ‘What is geography?’ Perhaps
they are worried by the scale and the implications of the obvious
answer. For geography is about the world.
The past three decades have brought sweeping changes to the i eld of transportation.
In the United States and other developed nations, deregulation and greater reliance on
markets and the private sector has helped to reconi gure the transport industries. The
rise of intermodal goods movements and global commerce has produced efi ciencies
of operation and a greater interdependence among transport modes.
The English Baccalaureate was introduced as a performance measure for
schools in England in the 2010 performance tables. It is not a qualification.
The measure recognises where pupils have achieved a C grade or better
at GCSE in English, mathematics, history or geography, two sciences and
a modern or ancient language.
As this document demonstrates, the English Baccalaureate includes
academic subjects highly valued by the Russell Group but it is not currently
required for entry to any Russell Group university.