Geography A-Level at The Queen's School
Geography is a contemporary, dynamic and relevant subject which can combine with any different number of subjects, both arts and science based. It covers a huge range of topics and issues, enabling you to understand the formation of physical landscapes and the conflicts and challenges facing humans in the 21st Century.
Geography adds a spatial dimension to modern day occurrences and explains how people interact with their physical environment, for example how people cope with natural hazards and global crises such as the HIV pandemic.
As the course is contemporary, it’s helpful to keep up to date with the news, read a quality broadsheet newspaper and keep up to date with world news.
Methods of teaching will vary according to the topics being delivered, but there is a significant scope for independent research and presentation, particularly on the human side of the course. You will follow the AQA Geography A-Level. At AS level, topics studies are cold environments, hydrology, global health issues and population. At A2 you will study world cities, tectonic activity and climatic hazards. At both AS and A2 practical fieldwork is undertaken and assessed via exam.
At least seven GCSEs at grade B or above and grade A or A* in the subjects you wish to study in Sixth Form. Offers will be made subject to achieving this, a reference from your current school and an interview with the Headmistress
Geography is a well regarded academic discipline which develops many transferable skills. These skills are seen as highly desirable by employers. The list of job possibilities that may follow are endless. Careers include engineering, law, medicine, veterinary science, accountancy, business management, oceanography or environmental science. A geography degree is also a versatile platform from which to embark upon a varied range of career options.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Queen's School directly.