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Geography A Level at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form

Course description

Geography is the study of the world around us and as such is a very well respected discipline. The AS and A2 Level courses are both centred on relationships between humans and their environment. The course aims to consider the geographical relationships between people and their environment but also to teach students how to use geographical techniques to collect, analyse and interpret information.

Why study Geography?
Geography students ask questions: What is the quality of life like here? Why do we need coastal defences here? In a rapidly changing world, the skills and knowledge gained through the study of Geography will be invaluable to citizens and decision makers of the 21st century. The study of Geography will equip you with the skills that will allow you to play a full part in our changing world.

Course content

AS Modules

Unit 1 – Physical and Human Geography
- Rivers, Floods and Management.
- Population Change.
- Coastal Environments.
- Health Issues.

Unit 2 – Geographical Skills
- Including Fieldwork, Map Skills and Graphical Skills.

A2 Modules

Unit 3 – Contemporary Geographical Issues
- Plate Tectonics and Hazards.
- Weather and Climate and Hazards.
- World Cities.
- Ecosystems Change and Challenges.

Unit 4 – Geographical Issue Evaluation
- Use of Geographical and Fieldwork Skills to evaluate a topical issue.

Entry requirements

Geography is useful but not a condition of entry, though if it has been studied at GCSE, Grade C or above is required.

Future opportunities

Due to the wide range of skills you use during the course, careers are available in Commerce and Industry, as well as Environmental Management, Conservation, and even Teaching! Geography is an ideal subject for students taking Higher Education courses as both Humanities and Science courses can be followed.

Employers are very keen on Geography students due to the wide variety of skills they possess.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2015
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