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Geography A Level at Greenford High School

Course description

Geography will give you an understanding of the physical and human environments that surround us. It look at the interdependent relationship between these different elements and the increasing role that people are playing in changing these delicate balances.

Course content

AS

The course has four units, this consists of two physical and two human units. The physical section includes rivers and flood management and environments. The human aspect, involves studying populations, urban settlement; and energy. There is a coursework aspect of the course which involves students doing research projects and fieldwork.  Assessment is via written examinations.

 A2

Allows for students to study both Physical and Human Geography in much more detail.  Topics include plate tectonics and associated hazards, weather and climate, ecosystems: change and challenge, World cities, Development and globalisation, contemporary conflicts and challenges. There is also a substantial personal investigative study, which along with written examinations contributes to the final assessment.

Entry requirements

GCSE Geography grade B preferred but not essential.

Future opportunities

Geography graduates entering employment are highly represented in the commercial, industrial and public sector managers categories.  They are also well-represented in business and financial professions and in marketing, sales and advertising.

Unemployment rates for Geography graduates is one of the lowest within the social science sector.

Geographers go on to be successful in the following: environmental agencies, health and education, accountancy, IT, Quantity Surveyors and local government (planning, housing and transport).

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 September 2016
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