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Geography A Level at Thomas Mills High School

Course description

Geographers seek to make sense of their surroundings. The subject looks at different environments (e.g., a coastal environment, urban and rural environments,) and then asks questions as to why the environment is like it is, and what are the implications for people and the landscape within that environment.

Some current questions we look at are: Why are there so many large superstores opening up at the edge of towns? Why is so much housing being built within rural Suffolk? Is the greenhouse effect actually happening? Why should we protect our coastline? Can we control the hazard of volcanoes and earthquakes?

Course content

A Level
Physical Geography – The study of physical features
of the Earth’s surface.
Landscape Systems
Earth’s Support Systems
Changing Spaces: Making Places
Global Connections
Study 2 of 5 of the following:
Climate Change
Disease Dilemmas
Exploring Oceans
Future of Food
Hazardous Earth

Entry requirements

Geography grade C if it has been studied at GCSE. However, it is sometimes possible for students who have not studied Geography at GCSE level to choose the subject.

Future opportunities

Investigative Geography– students are required to undertake at least two days of fieldwork in the first year looking at both human and physical topics. In the second year students will plan, develop, conduct and report their own fieldwork investigations on a geographical topic of interest.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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