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Why Geography?
Geography will excite you if you have an interest in the general world around you and would like to keep up to date with relevant geographical issues. You should also have an enquiring mind and a willingness to explore new ideas and communicate your ideas effectively.

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course?
Those students who have studied GCSE Geography will find that the material and the skills they have learned will prove to be a valuable foundation for further studies at this level.

What will I study?
Over the two years you will study a range of physical and human geography topics. Physical Geography topics studied include:

  • Tectonic Processes and Hazards
  • Landscape Systems, Processes and Change
  • Coastal Landscapes and Change
  • The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
  • The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security
  • Human Geography topics studied include:
  • Globalisation and Superpowers
  • Shaping Places
  • Regenerating Places
  • Global Development and Connections
  • Migration, Identity and Sovereignty

How will I be assessed?
Paper 1 = 30% of A Level (2¼ hour exam)
Paper 2 = 30% of A Level (2¼ hour exam)
Paper 3 = 20% of A Level (2¼ hour exam)
Independent Investigation - 20% of A Level
(internally assessed report of 3000-4000 words)

What can study of this subject lead to?
Geography is an interesting and stimulating subject. It involves transferrable skills including collecting, analysing and interpreting data and communicating your findings. These skills are in great demand and are recognised by employers and universities as being of great value. A Level Geography will provide you with a qualification and
background for entry to HE. Geography, with a wide range of practical/personal skills, also makes a desirable qualification for entry into a number of professions e.g. management, teaching and business.

Is there anything else I should know?
Geography is an interactive subject and will involve field trips to supplement the knowledge you gain. You will have a number of opportunities and experiences which will prepare you for university and employment.