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Geography A Level at Roding Valley High School

Course description

Geography is the study of the world around us and man’s impact on it. It considers the physical and human influences that shape and style our world including climate change, immigration, extreme climates, earthquakes, regeneration of cities, and conflicts.

Are you interested in:

The world around you? The challenges facing the environment? Understanding other cultures? The pressures and opportunities of world cities? Fieldwork and active research? A bridge between both arts and sciences?

Course content

The A level course involves both human and physical geography units requiring application of scientific logic, principles, methods and laws. Topics covered include rivers, coasts, plate tectonics and ecosystems, providing an understanding of how these complex systems work and interact. The course also deals with issues covering population change, energy, and world cities, and the current issues and thinking regarding these topics. Field studies are designed to enable development and testing of personal hypotheses, and to encourage analytical capabilities in collecting and interpreting data.

Future opportunities

University degrees that require or often prefer Geography include:

Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Travel and Tourism, and Sociology.

Possible career paths

Cartography, environmental consultantancy, surveying, town planning, volcanology, meteorology, seismology, oceanography, conservation, resource management, geology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years