Fieldwork is a major part of the course; we study our local area as well as travelling further afield to visit coastal and urban locations.
100% pass rate achieved since 2015.
Geography develops an understanding of the processes that have shaped the Earth. It is identified by selective universities as one of the A Level subjects they prefer applicants to have studied.
You will study issues essential to the future of humanity at the global, national and local level: for example, tectonics, coasts, globalisation, superpower conflicts, water supply, poverty, inequality and many others. We study urban change, migration and changing populations along with important physical themes such as coasts, erosion and management of coastlines, water supply and water insecurity, rivers and weather systems. Between year one and year two you will complete an independent investigation which comprises 20% of the A Level. In year two, the themes join together to create cross-topic case studies and knowledge to prepare you for university study. If you are curious about the world around you, have an interest in global as well as local issues and are keen to explore the growing impact of people on the natural world, this subject is for you.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C), including English and Maths.
Other A Levels
Geography can be taken with any other subjects, but it goes particularly well with Maths, Geology, any of the Sciences, or Sociology. It can be regarded as a science by many university courses.
Where will my course lead?
Geography is considered a facilitating subject and is highly regarded by top universities. It prepares you for entry into a variety of degrees: for example, in Environmental Management, Social Policy, Conservation Studies, Earth Processes and many science courses. Career opportunities are broad and include planning, conservation, environmental work, teaching, international development, media, leisure and tourism, public services, business and management.
There is a £20 additional course cost for this course.