Geography

There has never been a better or more important time to study geography. With growing interest in issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation and social cohesion.

Course Overview
Year 1

Modules/Units

Unit 1: Physical geography

Hazards

Coastal systems and landscapes

Unit 2 : Human Geography

Global systems and global governance

Changing places

Unit 3 : Geography fieldwork investigations

Geographical skills

 

Year 2
Progression

Geography is a good bridge between science, humanities or arts subjects. Employers value geography students decision making skills, their numeracy and understanding of the need for sustainability.

All students will be required to study on a field trip as part of the AS element of teaching.

Careers

Geographers are good communicators with a range of transferable skills. They are numerate and good problem solvers so they are highly valued in a range of careers.

Typical jobs include: Environmental science and management; urban planner/community development; cartographer; GIS specialist; climatologist; writer/ researcher; teaching; emergency/disaster management; demographer; marketing; national park ranger; hydrologist; marine conservation; coastal and river management; traffic analyst; housing officers.

It's a wonderful world. Geography gives you the knowledge to help keep it this way.

Matthew Champion

Key Facts

Qualification type:

A Level

Additional entry requirements:

Grade 5 in English and 5 in Geography if studied at GCSE.

Assessment:

80% examination and 20% coursework based on fieldwork. 

Opportunities for work-related activities:

Fieldwork, including the opportunity for a foreign visit or residential. Several day visits to local sites

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