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Geography A Level at Plymouth High School for Girls

Course description

Geography examines the questions, issues and problems that arise from the interaction of people with their varied environments using an enquiry-based learning approach. Fieldwork, research and individual study are integral parts of this course. There are two compulsory residential Úeld trip to Nettlecombe Court, near Taunton (a Field Studies Council Residential Centre) for which there will be a cost involved (2015 cost - £350). Further information is available from the Geography Department StaÙ.

GCE Geography studied in this school is an excellent preparation for further study in this subject

Studying Geography helps to develop transferable geographical skills and many of the key skills that are relevant to the needs of employment and higher education. Students studying A Level Geography in this school believe that they are “involved in their own learning, have more independent work and that Geography combines with a wide range of subjects such as History, Languages, Economics, Biology etc”

Course content

Dynamic Landscapes - Tectonic Hazards, Coastal landscapes

Dynamic Places – Globalisation, Regenerating places.

Physical Systems and sustainability - Water systems, Energy, Climate change

Human systems and Geopolitics - Superpowers, Global development

Independent Investigation

Entry requirements

Our expectations are that students applying to study this Level 3 course for 2 years will have achieved a good GCSE grade. A grade B or above in this subject (or an equivalent Level 2 qualiÚcation) is required. However all students will be considered on individual merit. In some cases entry onto A Level courses may be on a trial basis and will be dependent on performance. We welcome applications from enthusiastic students with a commitment to study.

Future opportunities

Geography can be combined successfully with many other subjects. It is considered to be both a Humanities subject and a Science so does not narrow your choices for later. Careers might include Environmental Engineering, Renewable Energies, Town Planning, Landscape, Architecture, working with NGOs, working in the Oil and Gas industries, Leisure and Tourism – in other words a very wide variety of careers are open to you

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 March 2017

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