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Geography at Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi

Course description

The importance of Geography is often most apparent when reading headlines in the newspapers:

Hurricane Ike smashes its way across Texan coast and towns” – Guardian

At least 8,600 people are killed in China earthquake” – Time

Children outnumbered by over 60’s” –

800,000 Eastern Europeans in bid for UK” – Mirror

These headlines are a guide to what you would study in Geography lessons at AS/A level. Geography is a challenging motivating and stimulating subject which impacts on all of our lives every day. Many skills and themes are taught within the subject which develops analytical ability and an awareness of the physical and human environment in which we live.

More than ever we need the geographer’s foresight to help us learn about our planet…how we use it and abuse it. Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future”. – Michael Palin

Geography as an AS and A Level subject is considered especially useful by employers and Universities. It can lead to all sorts of different interesting careers such as planning, education, tourism, travel, data analysis, management and meteorology. To study at AS or A Level, you need to have achieved at least a Grade C

Course content

Students will take part in various activities, in groups and individually. They will develop communication skills and ITC will play an important part in research, analysis and presenting information.

How is the course structured?

AS Teaching Units

G1 – Changing Physical Environments

  • Investigating climate change
  • Tectonic Hazards and issues which result from flooding


G2 – Changing Human Environments

  • Investigating population change
  • Settlement change


As well as the above students will undertake field work / research based on the two units.

A Level Teaching Units

G3 – Contemporary Themes and Research in Geography

  • One theme from human processes
  • One theme from physical processes
  • Individual work – research based upon data collection and research


G4 – Sustainability

  • Sustainable Energy
  • Sustainable Food
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Sustainable Water


G1 – Changing Physical Environments – 1½ hour paper

G2 – Changing Human Environments – 1½ hour written paper

G3 – Contemporary Themes and Research in Geography – 2¼hour written paper

G4 – Sustainability – 13/4 hour written paper

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September