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Geography AS Level at Thomas Mills High School

Course description

Geographers seek to make sense of their surroundings. The subject looks at different environments (e.g., a coastal environment, urban and rural environments,) and then asks questions as to why the environment is like it is, and what are the implications for people and the landscape within that environment.

Some current questions we look at are: Why are there so many large superstores opening up at the edge of towns? Why is so much housing being built within rural Suffolk? Is the greenhouse effect actually happening? Why should we protect our coastline? Can we control the hazard of volcanoes and earthquakes?

Course content

Human Geography – The study of interactions between human beings and their environment.
Landscape Systems
Changing Spaces: Making Places

Study 1 of 5 of the following:
Climate Change
Disease Dilemms
Exploring Oceans
Future of Food
Hazardous Earth

Entry requirements

Geography grade C if it has been studied at GCSE. However, it is sometimes possible for students who have not studied Geography at GCSE level to choose the subject.


Investigative Geography – students are required to undertake at least two days of fieldwork in the first year looking at both human and physical topics. In the second year students will plan, develop, conduct and report their own fieldwork investigations on a geographical topic of interest.

Future opportunities

A good general qualification, geographical skills are valued by a wide variety of employers. Some students continue the subject to degree level or use it as an introduction to town planning, surveying or environmental development. Many Geography graduates go into commerce and management.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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