COURSE LEADER: Miss J Carey
There has never been a better or more important time to study A level Geography. Dealing with vital issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation, social issues and natural hazards, A level Geography is one of the most relevant subjects you could choose to study. Students enjoy the scope of the material they cover in geography, the insights it can provide into the world around us and the highly contemporary nature of the issues it tackles. The A level Geography course is often split into human and physical geography even though geography is a very fluid subject with some of the issues overlapping. Human topics such as Regenerating places and globalisation are very good for generating debate and allowing students to apply their knowledge to a worldwide context. Physical geography looks at topics such as natural hazards and looks at how hazards occur, what can be done to predict them and the management that is in place if one occurs. Students often find this side of the subject more interesting, but more challenging due to unfamiliarity of the content. Whilst studying A Level Geography, you will find yourself developing certain skills, some transferable, and others relevant to the field of study. In terms of transferable skills, you will enhance your communication, teamwork and time management skills, all of which will benefit you in the world of work and future careers. Geographers are among the most employable university graduates.
A-level Geography offers a natural progression from GCSE. This engaging and flexible course gives you the opportunity to engage with the relationship of human populations to each other over space and time. You will also study the relationship between human populations with their physical environment at a variety of scales from the local to the global. Finally, you will consider your own role in relation to themes and issues being studied and the roles, values and attitudes of others including decision makers
Grade 6 or above if studied GCSE Geography.
Geography is everywhere, and you will use the information in your every day life! Typical career progression from Geography includes University study and gaining paid employment. Geography at A Level is very flexible and will bridge the gap between Arts and Science subjects