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Geography AS/A2 Level at Christleton High School

Course description



The world we live in is changing. Geography allows you to see why and how it is changing. Taking the subject can enhance communication skills, literacy and numeracy, ICT, spatial awareness, team work, problem solving and environmental awareness.

You will benefit from having an interest in the world around you, be it curiosity about how a landscape has formed, or an interest in how a community might be affected by a trans–national corporation.


Course content


At AS level you will study global themes, including globalisation and climate change. You will discover how your own actions can relate to the wider world, be it your local area or a country far away.

You will study two units:

Unit 1: Global Challenges – you will investigate a range of topics to include Global Hazards such as cyclones, droughts, earthquakes and volcanoes, Climate Change and Future Global Challenges.

Unit 2: This gives you the opportunity to undertake geographical research, including field work. You will investigate Extreme Weather and Rebranding Places in depth.

At A2 level you will learn how the planet is contested and develop practical research skills in your chosen area.


Entry requirements



You can choose a one or two year course in Geography. You should have five GCSE passes A*-C and normally at least a C-grade in Geography GCSE; students who have not taken Geography at GCSE will be considered but must discuss this first with Mr Anders



Exams and Fieldwork.

Future opportunities


Students who study Geography can consider careers in management, commerce, education, heritage, tourism, resource management and much more. Geography is a facilitating subject, which means it is a highly regarded subject at university as it teaches skills such as collaboration, research, analysis and time management.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 May 2015

Key information

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