Geography

Geography is the study of both people and the world. It’s a science and a humanity, so can tell the whole story of what is happening today and in the past. One day you could be discovering how to live in an earthquake prone area and the next you could be managing people getting to work. In an office or on a mountaintop, geography can always help you understand your world.
  • Pathway:
  • A Level
  • Exam Board:
  • AQA

What Will I Study?

  • Water and Carbon Cycles
  • Glacial Systems and Landscapes
  • Ecosystems under stress
  • Global Systems and Global Governance
  • Changing Places
  • Population and the Environment
  • Geographical Fieldwork Investigation

How Will I Be Assessed?

  • Physical Geography – Written Exam (2hr 30) 40%
  • Human Geography – Written Exam (2hr 30) 40%
  • Fieldwork – Coursework Essay (3-4000 words) 20%

What Could I Do Next?

Geography graduates have some of the highest rates of graduate employment due to the transferrable skills learned. People who study geography go on to careers such as town or transport planning, human and environmental surveying, conservation and sustainability in business and government, waste and water management, environmental planning, tourism, education, consultancy, science and research, journalism, the environmental lawyers and landscape architects.

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

A grade 5 in Geography or Science would be beneficial but high grade 4s would be considered.

Where Can I Get More Information?

Contact Mr Williams, Head of Geography.

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