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Geography at The King Edmund School

Course description

Geography is concerned with addressing key ideas and debates in our world today such as climate change, globalisation, urban regeneration and management of the world’s resources. Students will explore a range of issues and examine potential solutions to them. You will benefit from having an interest in the world around you, be it curiosity about how a landscape has formed, or an interest in how a community might be affected by trans-national corporations. You need to be prepared to leave the classroom and see for yourself what is going on.

Course content

The world we live in is changing, geography allows you to see why and how it is changing. It can enhance communication skills, literacy and numeracy, IT literacy,
spatial awareness, team working, problem solving and environmental awareness. You will study global themes, including globalisation and climate change. You will discover how your own actions can relate to the wider world, be it your local area or a country far away. You will have an opportunity to undertake geographical research, including fieldwork. You will investigate topics such as tectonic hazards, climate change futures, globalisation and superpowers. You will also develop practical research skills.


There are three examinations, which will all be taken at the end of the two year course.
You will also need to complete an independent investigation.

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. Geographers can go on to study higher level courses, including foundation degrees, undergraduate degrees and/or BTEC higher nationals. Geographers can also go into a wide range of jobs, including advertising, education, marketing, environmental management and retailing.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The King Edmund School directly.

Last updated date: 25 August 2016

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