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Geography at Adams' Grammar School

Course description

Does the following excite your intellectual curiosity? 'Global warming, the spread of deserts, water shortages, the migration of peoples, and battles over resources such as oil and issues of world trade and debt (and world conflicts) ... all of this is modern geography.' (Education Geography)

Interest, enthusiasm and a willingness to engage in discussion are important attributes for the student considering studying Geography at A level.

Course content

The course builds on ideas and skills developed at GCSE.
AS course requires a study of Physical Geography, including units on Coasts, Rivers and Hot Environments, and Human Geography, including Urban Settlements, Tourism and Energy.
A2 includes Geographical Skills, requiring a 5 day residential field trip at the end of Lower Sixth. Global Issues module includes Earth hazards, Climatic Hazards and Population and Resources.

Entry requirements

Students will need at least a Grade B to study this subject at A level.


All assessment is by written exam, there is no coursework.

Future opportunities

Progression to a wide range of Higher Education and Degree courses. The study of this subject can open up many possibilities both in terms of educational development as well as career opportunities. Geography can be studied as an Arts or Science subject at university and is a popular option for joint degrees.

Geography gradualtes are amongst the most employable and typically follow careers in management and administration, and postgraduate study including education.

Further information

Please contact Head of Department Mr North. Also go to

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Adams' Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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