Geography


Course Duration: 2 years Course Level: A Level
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Why study Geography?

  • I want to study both physical and human aspects of Geography
  • I want to develop an understanding of many aspects of our changing world
  • I want to develop a wide range of skills, including fieldwork, map and graph interpretation, writing and numerical skills.

What does the course consist of?

The course is divided into three components:

  • Physical Geography which includes the Water and Carbon cycles, Glacial systems and landscapes, and Hazards
  • Human Geography which includes Global Systems and Global Governance, Changing Places and Contemporary Urban environments
  • Geography Fieldwork investigation.

How is this course assessed?

  • Two examination papers (80% of the total marks)
  • Coursework: Geography Fieldwork investigation (20% of the total marks)

What might this course lead on to?

  • Well-qualified geographers have careers in many professions such as Marketing, Personnel, Environmental Management and Planning
  • Entry to a wide range of university degree courses in the humanities and sciences. Geography is a ‘facilitating’ subject favoured by the Russell Group universities.
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