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Geography A level at The Stourport High School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Unit 1: Global Challenges (AS)

The meaning, causes, impacts and management of global challenges. How we can influence global challenges through our lives. There are two compulsory topics that form this unit.

Topic 1: WORLD AT RISK - Includes an introduction to a range of global natural hazards which threaten areas of the world

Topic 2: GOING GLOBAL – How today's rapid economic changes are impacting unfairly on people across the globe, and the related international issues of population change and migration

Unit 2: Geographical Investigations (AS)

A closer look at how physical and human issues influence lives and can be managed.

Physical Topic: Extreme Weather: with its increasing ferocity and frequency fascinates some people and threatens many others

Human Topic: Rebranding Places: focuses on how we need to re-image and regenerate rural and urban places, using appropriate strategies

Unit 3: Contested Planet (A2)

Unit 4: Geographical Research (A2)




Year 12:

Unit 1 – 1hr 30 exam

Unit 2 – 1hr 15 exam

Year 13:

Unit 3 – 2hr 30 exam

Unit 4 – 1hr 30 exam

Future opportunities

Nationally, geography has one of the best graduate employment records in the country. Geography graduates are employed in a wide range of occupations. For example:

  • Advertising
  • Education
  • Environmental
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Social/Health Services

Further information


Geography gives a balanced viewpoint which is good preparation for the world of work. Employers want people with the following attributes:

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Ability to manage themselves
  • Numeracy and literacy
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Computer literacy
  • Spatial awareness
  • Environmental and social awareness

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Stourport High School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2017

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