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Geography A Level at The Sweyne Park School

Course description

Geography is the study of Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It encompasses everything around us and how it came into being. Geography spans the social sciences (human geography) and the natural sciences (physical geography). Human geography focuses on the dynamics of cultures, societies and economies and how these interact with each other, whilst physical geography looks to understand the workings of the physical landscape and environment. Geography focuses on the synergy between human and physical aspects, and how each impacts on the other.

Course content

The A level course involves both human and physical geography units requiring application of scientific logic, principles, methods and laws. Topics covered include rivers, coasts, plate tectonics and ecosystems, providing an understanding of how these complex systems work and interact. The course also deals with issues covering population change, energy, and world cities, and the current issues and thinking regarding these topics. Field studies are designed to enable development and testing of personal hypotheses, and to encourage analytical capabilities in collecting and interpreting data.

Future opportunities

Directly related: Cartographer, environmental consultant, surveyor, town planner, volcanologist, meteorologist, seismologist, oceanographer, geologist, GIS consultant and a technologist using remote sensing

Further afield: Logistics and distribution manager, market researcher, administration, finance, management, tourism and international aid worker.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sweyne Park School directly.

Last updated date: 18 June 2015

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