A Level Geography
You enjoyed geography at GCSE, are interested in current affairs and wonder how your actions affect the world around you.
Students go on to take a broad range of degrees, especially disciplines related to geography and go on to use their geographical skills in their careers, as the environment, tourism and planning become more important.
You will study: The Carbon Cycle and Water issues; the characteristics of cold environments as well as considering the issues of global population change. Youll go on to study weather and climate and Tectonic hazards, the challenges facing our energy supply and address the issues raised by world cities. Coursework allows everyone to work on a different topic area, giving you an opportunity to get to grips with something that really interests you.
As well as classroom study residential fieldtrips are an important element of the course and often the highlights of the year! Youll visit Borrowdale for three days to study rivers and glaciation. Youll also have the opportunity to take part in a geography expedition; previous locations have included the French Alps, Borneo, Thailand, Tanzania and Morocco.
To study geography at this level you need to have gained a grade 5 or better at GCSE geography, in addition to the general entry requirements.
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