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Geography A Level at New Mills School and Sixth Form

Course description

A-Level Geography revolves around the study of two central themes: Human Geography and Physical Geography. Between them, they're what make our planet tick.

Human Geography examines how people and the environment interact and the way we both co-exist. You will study, investigate and explore topics and issues you see in the papers and on the news everyday.

Physical Geography is all about the scientific aspects of our world, with an emphasis on how we can manage them. The end result is a better understanding of how mankind and the Earth work together. You will have the opportunity to visit places of geographic interest and roll up your sleeves with some fieldwork. 

Geography students develop a number of essential skills. You will undertake research and analysis, work as a team on practical projects, investigate global issues and develop an ability to interpret natural phenomena. Students who study geography find it goes well with mathematics, any science subject and the Arts. This means that Geography can either be your specialist subject, or play a supporting role for other subjects. 


Future opportunities

If you specialise in Geography at higher education you could find yourself doing a whole host of different things such as charting oil wells or exploring rock formations throughout the world. As Geography is also about the interaction between people and our planet, this fascinating subject is valid for a number of different career paths, like advertising, environmental management, law or social services.

Geography is a well-respected subject by universities and employers alike, gives you a greater understanding of the world around you, makes you aware of global issues, and develops your opinions and ability to discuss current affairs. All of this is vital when entering the world of further education or work. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New Mills School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 22 February 2017

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