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Geography at Blackfen School for Girls

Course description

Geography is a well-regarded facilitating subject by both employers and universities due to the range of skills developed during the course, such as inquiry and analytical skills. It is one of the few subjects that cover all six key skills: Application of number, communication in the English language, information technology, improving own learning and performance, working with others, and problem solving.

 

The Geography course enables students to study both human and physical landscapes with a real focus on the processes that are reshaping our world. There is also the opportunity to partake on two day field trips, one to Docklands and one to Hastings that prepare students for the Unit 2 paper. Geography is a malleable option in that it has a lot of overlap with traditional arts and sciences as well as combining well with vocational courses, thus students are able to make links between their chosen subjects to further develop their knowledge and understanding and translate this into exam success.

Course content

AS: Coastal Environments, Landscape and place, Development, Urban Environments, Climate Change and Fieldtrip

A2: Hazardous Earth , Geographical Investigations and Rivers

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Geography.

Assessment

AS: 2 exams (2 exams 2 hrs and 1.5 hrs)

A2 : 2 exams (2 exams 2 hrs and 1.5 hrs)

Future opportunities

AS and A2 geography is an asset for the following careers: financial adviser, stock broker, commodities trader, architect, cartographer, engineer, conservationist, estate agent, teacher, travel agent, environmentalist, foreign correspondent, geologist, graphic designer, landscaper, meteorologist.

People who study Geography are also eligible for law conversion courses and many Geography graduates go on to work in the lucrative International Law field.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blackfen School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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