What kind of student would enjoy this course?
This course will appeal to students with a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in the environment and current affairs, and the willingness to explore new ideas. You do not need to have studied Geography at GCSE. Geography A-Level combines extremely well with both Science and Humanities subjects and is highly regarded by universities.
What will I study?
Physical Geography: Water and carbon cycles; Coastal systems and their landscapes; Hazards 40% of A-Level – 2hr 30min exam
Human Geography: Global systems and global governance; Changing places; Resource security 40% of A-Level – 2hr 30min exam
Questions in the exams will be multiple choice, short answer and extended longer answers.
Geographical Investigation A report of 3,000-4,000 words;
Fieldwork 20% of A-Level
What skills will I learn?
You will develop a wide variety of transferable skills including collecting and analysing data, statistical analysis, communicating findings in different ways and exploring links between topics. These skills along with, working with others, improved own learning and problem solving are intrinsic to success in Geography A-Level and beyond.
What could I do at the end of my course?
Studying Geography opens up a wide range of career opportunities. As a bridge subject between Science and Humanities, Geography supports applications for many science-based degrees such as Engineering, Biology, Psychology or Geology.