Key InformationLevel: A Level
Examination Board: AQA
Subject Leader: Mr McGarry
Entry Requirements5 grades at 4-9 at GCSE. Preferably one of these will include Geography.
Why Choose this course?Geography gives us a different view and different way of looking at the ever changing world in which we live. It encompasses a wide range topics both physical and human and touches on many contemporary themes and issues which affect our world today. It is a multi-faceted subject with a wide range of skills which are developed. The subject is highly regarded by Universities and Employers because of these analytical skills which are transferrable to many different subjects and jobs.
Geography provides students with a well-rounded skillset which is attractive to a lot of potential employers. There are geographical-related careers which involve a strong understanding of the environment, for example, environmental managers, town and country planners, environmental lawyers and much more.
However, Geographer enter the world of work with an extensive set of skills which are important for a range of employers outside of the environmental sphere. Geographers develop skills in analysis, evaluation and decision-making which are sought-after characteristics in leadership and management amongst other desirable careers.
Geography also complements a range of other subjects including, English, Maths, Science, Business and History.
A-level Geography comprises of three key strands; physical geography, human geography and a geographical fieldwork investigation (NEA).
The Water and Carbon Cycles
Coastal Systems and Landscapes
Global Systems and Global Governance
Contemporary Urban Environments
Geography Fieldwork Investigation:
Geography students complete a minimum of four days fieldwork and will use their geographical fieldwork skills to complete their own geographical investigation.