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Geography A Level at St Edward's Roman Catholic/Church of England School

Course description

Making sense of the world around us.... The world we live in is changing.  Geography allows you to see how and why it is changing.  It will enhance communication skills, literacy and numeracy, IT skills, spatial awareness, team working, problem-solving and environmental awareness.  Field work/visits are an integral part of the course and are a real highlight for students.

Course content

Students will cover a balanced range of physical and human geography topics.

Component 1 - Physical Geography

  • Water and carbon cycles
  • Hot desert environments and their margins
  • Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Hazards
  • Ecosystems under stress
  • Cold environments

Component 2 - Human Geography

  • Global systems and global governance
  • Changing places
  • Contemporary urban environments
  • Population and the environment
  • Resource security

Component 3 - Geography Investigation

  • Fieldwork requirements
  • Investigation requirements

Component 4 - Geographical skills

  • Geographical skills checklist

Entry requirements

Level 4 in GCSE Geography, English and Mathematics

Future opportunities

An A level in geography opens doors!  You will find that studying geography is a brilliant step towards a wider range of Higher Education courses and/or employment opportunities.  Further education - geographers go on to study higher level courses, including Foundation degrees, Undergraduate degrees and/or BTEC Higher Nationals.  Employment - geographers go into a wide range of jobs including: Advertising, Marketing, Education, Planning, Environmental Management, Retailing, Finance, Sales, Journalism, Social/Health Services, Law and Tourism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Edward's Roman Catholic/Church of England School directly.

Last updated date: 17 August 2017

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