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Geography *FEES PAYABLE* at Akeley Wood Senior School

Course description

A level Geography is a perfect subject for students with an interest in current affairs and issues within the world we live. Students will examine a balanced combination of key physical, human and environmental themes. Geographers develop a unique viewpoint combining political and economic aspects with an understanding of physical processes. Implicit is an understanding and awareness of peoples, attitudes and values. Geographers are trained to be good decision makers and problem solvers, they are literate, numerate, have good spatial awareness and computer skills. Students will participate in fieldwork locally and further afield. As well as a biennial residential trip to Iceland; visits are anticipated to Birmingham, The South Coast, and to student conferences in London.

Entry requirements

The requirement of the subject, and its methods of assessment, are such that you need to have a sound level of literacy and numeracy . An ability to write clearly and to recognise the need for supportive detail in analysing situations is of great importance. You should have a broad general knowledge and be prepared to keep abreast of current issues through individual research using the media and internet. Normal requirements for A Level Geography would be a grade B or above in GCSE Geography. However students with a lively and enquiring mind, a willingness to explore new ideas, an interest in current affairs and a diligent study ethic will be usually favourably considered. Students will at all times be encouraged to look beyond the classroom and enhance their geographical skills by an active awareness in all contemporary environmental issues using the full range of media resource. STUDENTS SHOULD AT ALL TIMES 'THINK LIKE A GEOGRAPHER'!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Akeley Wood Senior School directly.

Last updated date: 14 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years