Subject Area: Humanities
Level: TWO-YEAR A Level
Exam Board: Edexcel/Pearson
GCSE Grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths are required. GCSE Geography at grade C or above is also required if taken at GCSE.
What will I study?
Geography allows you to see how and why the world is changing. It can enhance environmental awareness, problem solving, communication skills, IT skills , numeracy and literacy. There is a strong emphasis on research and investigation in this course.
FIRST YEAR OF A LEVEL
Physical Geography – covering tectonic processes and hazards, landscape systems, processes and change and also the option of either glaciated landscapes change or coastal landscapes and change.
Human Geography – covering globalisation, shaping places and the option of either regenerating places or diverse places.
SECOND YEAR OF A LEVEL
Physical Geography – tectonic processes and hazards, landscape systems, processes and change, the water cycle and water insecurity, the carbon cycle and energy security and climate change futures.
Human geography – globalisation, shaping places, superpowers, global development and connections. Students will also carry out an independent investigation (fieldwork).
Geography leads to a great variety of degree courses. Geography has a wide range of transferable skills which means that geographers are highly employable. Many geographers have continued to study the subject at university but others have followed related degree courses. These include
Geography with management, Environmental Management, Environmental Geology, Geography, Tourism, Urban and Rural Planning, Transport Management, Coastal and Estuarine Studies, Meteorology, Landscape Architecture and Cartography, to name but a few.