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AS Level : Geography at English Martyrs Catholic School

Course description

Geography is not only up-to-date and relevant; it is one of the most valuable subjects to study today.  So many of the world's current problems boil down to geography, and need the geographers of the future to help us understand them:  Global warming, sustainable food production, natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, the reasons for migration and the future of energy resources are just some of the great challenges facing the next generation of geographers.

During the AS course you will study a range of human and physcial geography topics and consider the values and attitudes of decision makers:

Unit 1 will cover:

  • rivers, floods and management
  • coastal environments and hot desert environments and their margins
  • global population change
  • food supply issues, energy issues and health

Unit 2 will cover:

  • basic, investigative, ICT, graphical, cartographical and statistical skills
  • research skills and the assessment of AS fieldwork.

Entry requirements

Minimum Grade C - Geography


AS Geography

GEOG 1 (Content) paper: 2 hrs (70% AS Level)

GEOG 2 (Skills) paper: 1 hour (30% AS Level)


Exam Board: AQA

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE, which could lead onto higher education to study geography, other areas of humanities, science or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to geography such as a Town Planner, Environmental Officer or Weather Forecaster. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 25 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year