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Geography A Level at Cranbrook School

Course description

There has never been a better or more important time to study geography. With growing interest in issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation and social cohesion, geography is one of the most relevant courses you could choose to study.

Whatever your passion for the world - fascination with landscapes or concerns about inequality - geography will provide you with knowledge and transferable skills that will reward you personally and advance you professionally.

Geographers study the interaction between people and the places they inhabit. As such it is a relevant and flexible subject which integrates well with a variety of other subject areas and can usefully be combined with science, e.g. Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology; or arts, e.g. English, History and Modern Languages; and social sciences, eg. Economics. It allows the science specialist to develop important literacy skills and the arts specialist to develop important numeric and graphical skills. Top universities classify geography as an “effective preparation subject” for degree courses.


Course content

The course consists of:

Year 12

  1. Coastal systems and landscapes
  2. Hazards
  3. Changing places

Commence the Independent Investigation

Year 13

  1. Water and carbon cycles
  2. Global systems and global governance
  3. Population and the environment

Students will also need to complete an Independent Investigation of between

3000 – 4000 words

Entry requirements

Level 6 at GCSE Geography.

Future opportunities

Top universities classify geography as an “effective preparation subject” for degree courses. Whether you want to study geography to degree level at University then be secure in the knowledge that Geography is a useful subject; it acts as both a Science and Art, and is accepted by Universities. It also recently scored very highly on a survey of British businesses, as a subject, which prepares students for the ‘World of Work!’

Statistics show that compared with other subjects, Geographers are among the most employable. Many of those leaving university with a Geography degree enter three fields of employment: administration and management; marketing or financial work. This is presumably because Geographers possess the abilities and skills that employers look for. Michael Palin in 2011 commented that “A Level Geography students hold the key to the world’s problems” The skills you use in your geographical studies make you of potential interest to a wide range of employers, not just teaching!

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 July 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years