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Geography AS & A level at Stowupland High School

Course description

To look at the issues of natural hazards and globalization at different scales and the opportunity to explore how your life interacts with these challenges.

To engage with issues that are affecting our planet, where there are increasing demands on diminishing resources and conflicts over their use and conservation.

To consider economic development, and how to make our current patterns of consumption more sustainable.  Is technological development the answer to our problems of resource depletion?

You will develop graphical skills of interpreting maps, graphs, tables of data, photos, cartoons, diagrams and making a presentation.  To collect data as part of field work and develop research skills. 

Entry requirements

It is not a requirement that you should have studied Geography at GCSE in order to take an AS or Advanced GCE course in the subject.  What is more important is that you should have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in the environment and current affairs, a willingness to explore new ideas and ability to communicate effectively so a GCSE in English is recommended at grade C or above. 

Fieldwork skills are essential for AS Unit 2 Geographical Investigations, where students go on a  residential field course to collect data for their work on Crowded Coasts and  Rebranding Places. 


Written examinations on the following:

AS Unit 1—Dynamic Planet

World at Risk, Geo Hazards, Globalisation, Diverse Places

AS Unit 2—Geographical Investigations

Physical—Crowded Coasts and Human—Re-branding Places

A2 Unit 3 - Contested Planet

Energy Security; Water Conflicts; Biodiversity under Threat; Superpower Geographies; Bridging the Development Gap and The Technological Fix

A2 Unit 4 - Geographical Research

Choose from:

  • Tectonic Hazards
  • Cold Environment
  • Life on the Margins and Food Supply
  • Pollution and Human Health
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Consuming the Rural Landscape

Future opportunities

Students with AS or Advanced GCE Geography have access to a wide range of possible career and higher education opportunities.  You learn and use a variety of transferable skills throughout the course.  These include collecting, analyzing and interpreting data, communicating your findings and identifying and developing links.  These skills are recognized by employers, universities and colleges as being of great value. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September