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Geography AS/A level at Highbury Grove School

Course description

Geography explores the way we are influenced by the world around us and how we use and change it. If you are interested in environmental and global issues this course will give you the opportunity to examine some of the key ideas and debates in our world today.

There are 3 sections to the course:

  • Physical Environments – studying natural landforms such as rivers, coasts and tectonic landforms.
  • Human Environments studying migration, settlement, development, globalisation and population.
  • Applied Geographical Skills – exam based on practical study done on a residential trip. 

The course offers you the opportunity to develop key fieldwork and research skills giving you valuable skills that employers and universities want.

Course content

Unit 1:  Physical and Human Geography
Unit 2:  Geographical Skills

Unit 3:  Contemporary Geography
Unit 4:  Geographical Research

Entry requirements

Six GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and minimum grade B in English and minimum grade B in either Geography or a humanities related subject.


100% modular examination.

Future opportunities

This qualification leads to a degree course in geography or a related subject. It is a useful subject to study for a wide range of career paths including conservation, planning, leisure and tourism and environmental agencies.

Further information

Pre-course reading or preparation:

Any articles on: global warming; Antarctica; development in Africa; globalisation; the ageing population and pensions crisis; earthquakes and volcanoes; natural disasters and their effects; management of coastal erosion and sea defences; Disney economics!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Highbury Grove School directly.

Last updated date: 29 July 2016
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