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Geography A Level at St Paul's Catholic School

Course description

The specification is designed to address key ideas and debates in our world today such as climate change, globalisation, urban regeneration and management of the world’s resources. Students will explore a range of issues and examine potential solutions to them.

Course content

AS Level

Unit 1: Global Challenges Two compulsory topics: World at Risk and Going Global.

Unit 2: Geographical Investigations Two option topics are studied: Extreme Weather and Re-branding Places.

A2 Level

Unit 3: Contested Planet Six compulsory topics: Energy Security; Water Conflict; Biodiversity Under Threat; Superpower Geographies; Bridging the Development Gap and The Technological Fix?

Unit 4: Geographical Research Choose one topic from six (the first topic is currently studied): Tectonic Activity and Hazards; Cold Environments; Life on the Margins: the food supply problem; The World of Cultural Diversity; Pollution and Human Health at Risk and Consuming the Rural Landscape.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C grades at GCSE or their equivalent. Ideally, these should include either Geography or History.



Future opportunities

Geography students are among the most employable. They possess the skills that employers look for. In part this is because the subject combines knowledge of science and an understanding of the arts. Geography provides students with skills applicable to a broad range of careers. Many move into a variety of fields where their combination of analytical, team working, numerical and communication skills are valued.

Examples of regular recruitment sectors include information technology and management consultancy, law, investment banking, accountancy, marketing, publishing and the armed forces. Geographical skills can be particularly relevant in areas such as the Civil Service and local government, tourism, market research, conservation, logistics and, of course, teaching

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Paul's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 10 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years