What will I study?
In Year 12 you will study coasts, hazards and the geography of places. You will also learn about cartographic, statistical and ICT skills used in geography, as well as taking part in fieldwork days.
In Year 13 you will study water and carbon cycles, global systems and global governance and population and the environment. You will complete an individual project of between 3000-4000 words which is worth 20% of your A-Level. There will also be at least two days of fieldwork taking place.
What does it combine with?
Geography overlaps with many subjects. The ‘human’ side of the subject links well with English, media, business and travel & tourism, whilst the ‘physical’ side complements Maths, Physics, Biology and Chemistry.
Where can it lead to?
Environmental Geography is now a huge subject at university and degrees in topics such as global warming can now be studied. Engineering, surveying, ecology and the travel industry are all areas suited for geography.
You might be interested to know…
There is a compulsory field trip in Year 12, and this will form a major part of the overall course. There are many famous people who have studied geography at university and these include Prince William, Chris Tarrant and Nick Hodgson (Kaiser Chiefs)
There is no need to have studied this at GCSE level, but a grade 9 – 4 in Maths and English would be an advantage.