Geography AS/A2 Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Millfield School
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
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.
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.
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.
ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be
payable before submitting your application.
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.