This course will help you to develop Geography expertise by studying a wide variety of case studies to enhance your understanding. You will learn about people and their societies, economies, cultures and the environment. You will learn and develop a wide range of geographical skills, including fieldwork.

Curriculum

The topics you study are likely to be:

  • Physical Geography & Landscapes
    > Water and carbon cycles
    > Hot deserts or coasts
    > Hazards
    > Ecosystems under stress
    > Cold environments
  • Human Geography
    > Global systems
    > International trade
    > Global governance of the Antarctica
    > Contemporary urban environments
    > Population and the environment
    > Resource security

Assessment

How am I assessed? Your first year of study (AS Level) is likely to be entirely examination based. It is likely that A Level will also be an assessment with a smaller component of internally assessed coursework.

Opportunities

  • Fieldwork
    There is a compulsory requirement of four days of fieldwork, which is likely to involve a residential stay at a field centre.
  • Skills Sessions
    If you would like any extra help with your course, we run after school skills sessions on Wednesdays and drop in sessions at lunchtimes.

Future Paths

  • Further Education
    With a qualification in Geography, you could progress to university. 
    Potential courses include: 
    > Environmental Geography
    > Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management
    > Geography
    > Human Geography
    > Physical Geography
  • Careers 
    Potential careers you can go into with a Geography qualification include: 
    > Countryside Officer
    > Crime Analysis
    > Ecological Surveyor
    > Environmental Consultant / Impact Assessor
    > Estates Manager
    > GIS Analyst
    > Hydrologist
    > Planning Adviser
    > Teaching
    > Transport Coordinator