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Geography A Level at Keswick School

Course description

This course appeals to those who found the subject interesting at GCSE and are looking for the challenge of studying some new topics. It is an interesting academic course.

Course content

Physical geography

We start with an advanced study of coasts and a field trip to collect data, which is used to create a report. Other topics include plate tectonics and the sustainable use of water.

Human geography

We take a look at issues that face the world today. Topics such as cities, global trade, superpowers and migration are used to understand the links between countries. Regular class discussions develop an awareness of current affairs and a second fieldtrip to a city develops data handling skills.

Fieldwork

This is an important part of the subject as it takes the theory learnt in lessons out into the real world. Students develop vital transferable skills such as: team-work, leadership, organisation, data handling, problem solving and report writing.

Entry requirements

GCSE geography at grade B or above is preferred, although students with grade C may be accepted. A student who has not studied geography at GCSE may be considered if they have high GCSE grades and a genuine interest in the subject.

Assessment

All work is assessed by exams apart from the individual investigation which is submitted as a document for the full A level qualification.

Future opportunities

Geography makes a bridge between the sciences and the arts. Degrees in geography are well respected; they can open the door to a wide range of careers or specialist study. Geographers have an increased awareness of the world and an understanding of people that is valued by many employers such as the services and the police. Good powers of analysis, numeracy and report writing are developed.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 March 2017
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