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A Level Geography at Fulford School

Course description

This course covers contemporary geographical events which candidates
will be able to relate to the everyday world. The subject is delivered
through the study of human and physical aspects.
 
In the first year, Physical Geography topics include rivers, floods and their
management, and coastal environments. The Human Geography topics
are global population change and food supply issues. Students will also
develop a variety of geographical skills including investigative fieldwork.
This will involve a residential fieldtrip to the Cranedale Centre.
 
In the second year, the Physical topics are plate tectonics, weather and
climate and the associated hazards. The Human topics are world cities,
and development and globalisation. A decision making evaluation task
completes the programme of study.
 
There will be opportunities for students to complete fieldwork in Y12
and Y13 to gain first-hand experience of the geographical issues that are
being studied. For some students, this will include a five day trip to Iceland.

 

Entry requirements

- An interest in Physical and Human Geography
- A desire to find out more about the world in which we live
- A willingness to research from a variety of sources to supplement the
course notes
- The ability to observe, analyse, explain, and evaluate
- The skills needed to present and process data in order to recognise
trends
- Grade B in Geography

Future opportunities

Geography can lead to a variety of career opportunities as it has such a
varied content and skill base. Geography can lead students to specialist
careers in areas such as hydrology, meteorology or planning. Other
key areas of employment include leisure and tourism, environmental
management, IT, finance, transport and education.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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