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Geography (A Level) at Somervale School

Course description

  •  Why does there seem to be an increasing number of natural disasters around the world in recent years?
  •  Why is the gap between the wealth of rich and poor countries growing?
  •  What caused the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004?

These are some of the questions we will try to answer in A-Level Geography along with many more. The course content is divided between physical and human topics and includes tectonic hazards, superpower geographies, climate change and globalisation. We look at the processes that cause change and the impacts of that change on human activity. Interpretation of geographical data and fieldwork are integral parts of the course. A residential visit to North Devon takes place in March of year 12.

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE Geography or through discussion with Head of Geography if not studied Geography at GCSE.

Future opportunities

Geography graduates are now some of the most employable in the workplace as they have such a wide range of skills including problem solving, decision making, teamwork and communication. Geographers work in diverse areas such as Business and Finance, Environmental Management and Education.

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Who Might the Course Suit?

Anybody who has an interest in the earth and the effect of people and processes on it will enjoy ALevel Geography. Do you have concerns about the environment? Do you enjoy fieldwork and practical learning as geographers often enjoy the outdoors and will be inquisitive?

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 April 2015

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