Why Should You Take This Course?
The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. Its about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, its about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together. Barack Obama.
Students studying Geography at A Level will acquire an array of skills including graphicacy, cartography, literacy and numeracy. Topics include:
Water and carbon cycles
Glacial systems and landscapes
Global systems and global governance
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. This is a compulsory part of this two year programme.
Are there any special expenses?
There will be a cost for fieldwork in both years. There will also be a residential visit during the course. It is essential to have appropriate clothing and footwear for all trips.
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.
If you wish to apply for 2020-2021 academic year, please complete the online application form.