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Geography A Level at Oldbury Wells School

Course description

Why Geography?

• Contemporary ‘real’ issues are studied. These will affect your life!

• Well-equipped and resourced departments

• A variety of teaching styles are used throughout the course

• Opportunities for fieldwork

• A range of skills that make you marketable to both employers and universities

Course content

A Level Content

• Dynamic Landscapes

• Tectonic Processes and Hazards

• Coastal Landscape Systems, Processes and Change Dynamic Places

• Globalisation

• Shaping Places – Regenerating Places Physical Systems and Sustainability

•Water Cycle and Water Security

• Carbon Cycle and Energy Security

• Climate Change Futures Human Systems and Geopolitics

• Superpowers • Global Development – (Health, Migration and Human Rights)

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements: GCSE Geography Grade C, GCSE Maths Grade 5 (minimum)

Future opportunities

There are lots of possible options! Remember that Geography gives you a range of skills that make you attractive to both employers and universities. Geography is one of the facilitating A Levels.

Further information

The Geography department is well known for its A Level field trips. The experiences gained outside of the classroom are vital. In the past, trips have run to Iceland and, over the last few years, we have had a residential trip in North Wales. There are also many opportunities closer to home. Students in Years 12 and 13 have undertaken urban fieldwork in Birmingham city centre, studied local villages across Shropshire and investigated rivers, ecosystems and microclimates in Wales. Students must participate in 4 days of fieldwork as part of the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oldbury Wells School directly.

Last updated date: 16 January 2017

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