Geography AS/A Level

Geography AS/A Level

The course follows units in physical and human geography. Topics offered will include a combination of some or all of the following: global challenges, changing places and contemporary urban environments for human geography and coasts, tectonics, water and carbon for physical geography. During your studies you will develop your geographical skills. You will be required to attend compulsory fieldwork, which will contribute to your skills development and relate directly to the content you are studying. Fieldwork knowledge, understanding and skills are assessed within an independent student investigation and appropriate examination questions.

Additional
Grade 4 in GCSE English, Maths and a Science plus grade 4 in GCSE Geography if taken.
Assessment
AS Level is 100% external exams. A Level is a combination of external exams (80%) and coursework (20%).
Progression
Geography will go with a wide variety of subjects and almost any subject combination is possible. Many students will go on from College to take a degree course in Geography or a related subject such as Environmental Science or Earth Sciences.

The growing importance of leisure and recreation activities, the increased need for resource management and the growing concern for the environment are three recent developments that will ensure a continued demand for geography students. Many students enter careers which appear to be unconnected with Geography e.g. Accountancy and Personnel Management