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.
The topics you study are likely to be:
- Physical Geography & Landscapes
> Water and carbon cycles
> Hot deserts or coasts
> Ecosystems under stress
> Cold environments
> Global systems
> International trade
> Global governance of the Antarctica
> Contemporary urban environments
> Population and the environment
> Resource security
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.
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.
- Further Education
With a qualification in Geography, you could progress to university.
Potential courses include:
> Environmental Geography
> Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management
> Human Geography
> Physical Geography
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
> Planning Adviser
> Transport Coordinator