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Geography at The Heath School

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This course offers opportunities for students to:  a. acquire knowledge and understanding of a range of places, environments and geographical patterns at a range of scales from local to global, as well as an understanding of the physical and human processes, including decision-making, which affect their development;  b. develop a sense of place and an appreciation of the environment, as well as awareness of the ways in which people and environments interact, the importance of sustainable development in those interactions, and the opportunities, challenges and constraints that face people in different places;  c. develop an understanding of global citizenship and the ways in which places and environments are interdependent;  d. appreciate that the study of geography is dynamic, not only because places, geographical features, patterns and issues change, but also because new ideas and methods lead to new interpretations;  e. understand the significance and efforts of peoples values and attitudes, including their own, in how decisions are made about the use and management of environments and resources, in relation to geographical issues and questions;  f. acquire and apply the skills and techniques including those of mapwork, fieldwork and information and communication technology (ICT) needed to conduct geographical study and enquiry.


Candidates are required to demonstrate their ability to:  a. show knowledge of places, environments and themes at a range of scales from local to global and with a consideration of their wider context and interdependence (AO1); b. show understanding of the specified content (AO2); c. apply their knowledge and understanding in a variety of physical and human contexts (AO3); d. select and use a variety of skills and techniques appropriate to geographical studies and enquiry (AO4).

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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