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Geography A-Level at The McAuley Catholic High School

Course description

How often do we stop and look at what we are passing by and question how it was created? How often do we think about the legacy and impact of our actions on others? Geography at A-Level provides an opportunity for you to consider your constant involvement and interaction with the world and its people. Studying contemporary hazards, conflicts and issues facing the world, you will develop a deeper understanding of your inter-connectedness with both the natural and human environments.Both human and physical geography topics are delivered by a team of subject specialists. By choosing geography you will gain a wide range of skills including map, numerical, communication and problem solving skills. These skills will be useful in higher education and your chosen career.

Entry requirements

Minimum of a Grade C in English Literature and Maths. You also need a Grade C in GCSE Geography and real interest in the subject.

Future opportunities

There are many degrees that Geography at A Level would complement. These include Geography, Environmental Science, Natural Science, Geology, Town Planning, Architecture, Sociology and Cultural Studies.

This is a useful subject to complement other A Level subjects, in particular, Economics, Science and Sociology.

Geography graduates have long had amongst the highest rates of employability. This is due to the wide ranging skills you learn during study, including essay and report writing, analysis, data collection, statistical and numerical data manipulation and mapping. As a result geographers are employed in a wide range of areas.

Directly related careers include: Geology, Town and Transport Planning, Meteorology, Chartered Surveying, Land and Water Management, Environmental Consultancy, Development Officer, Teaching, Tourism, Conservation and Housing and Social Welfare.

Indirectly related careers that high numbers of geography graduates pursue include: Politics, Civil Service, Law, Accountancy, Finance, Marketing and Research.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The McAuley Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

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