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Geography at Sprowston Community High School

Course description

The AS course covers units from both human and physical geography: rivers, floods and management , cold environments (including the work of ice on our landscapes and the importance and future of the Arctic and Antarctica) or coastal environments, global population change and food supply issues, Energy issues or Health issues.

The A2 course will cover a choice of three from these topics: plate tectonics and associated hazards, weather and climate and associated hazards, challenges facing ecosystems, world cities’ development and globalisation, contemporary conflicts and challenges. In addition you will carry out fieldwork and write reports on your investigations, which will also be examined. You will be introduced to many different geographical skills: investigative techniques, graphical, statistical and mapping techniques and the use of ICT.


In lessons, and in your personal study, you will be involved in a variety of activities: thinking tasks, decision making tasks and problem solving; the interpretation and presentation of maps, photographs and sketches; the use of IT for research and to present data and reports; discussion and debates; data analysis and presentation, including the application of statistical techniques; research and report writing; individual presentations; fieldwork and individual investigations. Good Geography students are involved enthusiasically in all of these activities and are prepared to follow up lesson tasks with wider reading and research. They have a genuine interest in human and natural environments and the issues that face them.

Entry requirements

To study A Level courses you will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSE Grades A*-C in full courses including either English or Maths. C grade or higher in Maths, English, Science and two other subjects. C grade or higher at GCSE Geography preferred.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

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