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Geography AS/A2 Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Millfield School

Course description

Geography is multi-disciplinary and features a

wide range of skills. It is, at times, essay based,

mathematical, problem solving, evaluative and

analytical. In order to achieve well you will need to

read widely and be prepared for extended writing

and research.

This A level course will appeal to those pupils who:

• Have an interest in and concern for the


• Are interested in current affairs.

• Enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their

own lives and experiences.

• Want the opportunity to carry out practical

work outdoors as well as class work.

• Enjoy finding out their own answers, not just

being taught them.

• Want to broaden their AS or A level studies to

cover both the sciences and the humanities.

• Enjoy travel and finding out about new people,

places, landscapes and events.

• Want to keep their options open.


Course content

AS level Geography consists of two units:


1. Have you ever been wowed by a beautiful view?

Managing the Physical Environment will help

you to understand the reasons behind it and how

and why humans are altering, protecting and

managing it. We look at river environments, the

coasts and cold places.


2. Everywhere you go, people have had their

effect on their environment. Managing the

Human Environment helps you to develop an

understanding of the processes that produce

these places, the principle changes which are

occurring and how humans are trying to

manage those changes. We look at change in

the towns and cities; change in the countryside

and at tourism.


The A level comprises of the AS units plus two A2 units:


1. You only have to open the newspaper to know

that there are such a lot of key changes and

challenges happening at a global scale. Global

Issues will help you to understand the processes

responsible for these issues, how humans are

responding and the different consequences.

We study development, earth hazards, climatic

hazards and globalisation.


2. Geographical Skills will allow you to devise,

and to interpret the results of geographical

investigation, including eldwork (we do two

residential trips to help with this). You will

also work on the skills needed to complete

investigation, an awareness of problems and

an ability to evaluate outcomes.


Entry requirements

It is desirable to have a grade C in GCSE English and

a B in Geography, although it is not essential that

you should have studied Geography at GCSE in order

to take an AS level or A level course in the subject.

What is more important is that you should have a

range of good GCSE grades, a lively and enquiring

mind, an interest in the environment and current

affairs, a willingness to explore new ideas and an

ability to communicate your ideas effectively.


Exam for each of the four units.

Financial information

ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be
 payable before submitting your application.

Future opportunities

Because Geography develops the transferable skills

and the key skills that employers are looking for,

they can lead to a very wide range of employment


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years


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      Rail users may travel to Castle Cary (12 miles), Bath (30 miles), Bristol (29 miles) or Yeovil Junction (19 miles).

      By Road

      From the M5 leave the motorway at junction 23 and join the A39 eastwards. From the M3 leave the motorway at junction 8 and join the A303 westwards and then the B3151 for Millfield

      ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.