Why Should You Take This Course?
ďThe study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. Itís about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, itís about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.Ē Barack Obama
Students studying Geography at A Level will acquire an array of skills including graphicacy, cartography, literacy and numeracy.
- Water and carbon cycles
- Coastal systems and landscapes
- Global systems and global governance
- Changing places
- Contemporary urban environments
How will I be assessed?
Assessment at A Level comprises a range of styles including multiple choice, short answer and extended prose. Students will be examined in two exams (80%) and a Geographical investigation (20%). Fieldwork is an essential part of the Course with four days in the field a compulsory part of this two year programme.
The AS qualification can be taken in the first year and includes some of the topics above and their fieldwork and skills are assessed in a written exam rather than the Geographical investigation.
Are there any special expenses?
There will be a cost for fieldwork which involves residential trips in both years. There is an expectation that you will have appropriate clothing and footwear.
What could I do next?
Many of our students continue their geographical studies at Higher Education. Some study Geography by itself or use it in related subjects. Others study a Geography related Course such as Development Hazard Management or Environmental Science.