Geography - A Level at Stoke Damerel Community College
In opting for A Level geography you will be part of something amazing. Your course will cover both the physical and human environments and the complex interaction of processes that shape our world. You will be encouraged to frame your own questions using higher level thinking skills and showing your grasp of complex issues through report and essay writing. Geography combines well with both arts and science subjects.
For this pathway you will need to achieve Grades 5-9 in English and Mathematics
with three other subjects at Grades A*-C. You will need to achieve at least a Grade
B/6 in the subjects that you wish to study.
At the end of Year 13 you will sit two exams (a human and a physical paper). You will also produce a fieldwork investigation on an area of your choice.
For careers in business, global economics forms an important part of geography. For law, human rights or international relations then geography gives you the opportunity to consider relevant issues. If you are working towards a future course in medicine or veterinary medicine then geography gives your A Level options the breadth that universities seek. For careers in sustainability and green issues, urban regeneration, energy supply, retail location and climate change, geography is an obvious choice. The following careers also use geography: teacher, police officer, nurse, town planner and all of the armed services (army, navy, RAF etc). If you do not yet have a clear idea of what kind of career you might want to pursue, remember that geography as an A Level gives you the chance to keep your options open as it covers both arts and science components.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Damerel Community College directly.