Geography AS and A level at Stowmarket High School
Geography course gives you a strong foundation for understanding the two main themes of the subject: human geography and physical geography. Between them, they’re what make our planet tick.
Human geography deals with how people and the environment interact and the way we both exist. It also looks at how people and groups move and live in the world around us. For example, you’ll learn about stuff you see in the papers and on the news every day, including issues of sustainability.
Physical geography on the other hand, is all about the scientific aspects of our world, with an emphasis on how we can manage them.
What’s in store?
In the classroom during the first year (AS) students get a solid grounding in Geography. Human and physical geography are studied with two compulsory subjects - such as flood management and population change - along with optional subjects which are of particular interest to the student. Those optional subjects include energy or health issues and coastal environments. There will also be geographical investigative fieldwork.
In the second year students will step up to topics like tectonics, climate change, world cities and the development of societies. There’ll be more fieldwork too, with the freedom to choose their own area of research or to use Geography.
Geography is about practical experience. As part of the course students will be expected to take part in a fieldtrip to the Isle of Arran to enable them to complete the course at both AS and A2. This is often a highlight of students’ time in 6th Form (cost involved in this trip).
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stowmarket High School directly.