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Geography AS and A Level at The Oxford Academy

Course description

AS/A Level Geography covers a vast range of topics from both physical and human geography. You will study from a range of exciting units with contrasting themes of contemporary or environmental impacts, management and sustainability.

You will study a range of skills including investigative techniques, cartographic, graphicacy, ICT and statistical skills.

Course content

Following the study of the two core units at AS, you can select from a range of optional units in both physical and human geography, such as:

  •  Physical Geography: cold, coastal or hot desert environments
  •  Human Geography: supply issues, energy issues or health issues

Moving on to A Level, you will study contemporary geographical issues and further optional topics such as:

  •  Physical Geography: plate tectonics and associated hazards; weather and climate; ecosystems: challenges and changes for our futures
  •  Human Geography: world cities; development and globalisation; contemporary conflicts and challenges

These exciting topics are designed to challenge your thinking about the world around you. There is a wide range of subjects for further study with an A Level in Geography, for example: geographical techniques; cartography; travel industry, leisure and culture; environment and sustainability; physical systems, development and global issues.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C including English and Maths level 5, with a minimum B grade in Geography

Future opportunities

There are also numerous careers associated with the study of geography such as:

  •  Town planner
  •  Transport officer
  •  Environmental engineer
  •  Construction or property lawyer
  •  Environmental consultant
  •  Conservation officer
  •  Environmental campaign organiser
  •  Civil servant for DEFRA
  •  Conservation worker
  • Environmental health officer

 Architect or urban planner for sustainable projects

Employers value geography due to the diversity of the topics covered and the insight you will have over other employees with your deeper understanding of the world around you.

Another course that might interest you is Level 3 Countryside Management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Oxford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
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