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Geography A Level at South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College

Course description

This course balances traditional and contemporary Geography. It considers some of the most challenging problems of this century. You will look at how people and the environment interact and what we can do to make Earth a better place to live.
In the first year you will investigate rivers (fieldwork at Malham) and global population change (fieldwork in Leeds). The options we have chosen are cold environments and energy. In the second year you will investigate plate tectonic hazards, world cities, development and globalisation. Residential fieldwork - Iceland, Easter 2013


Unit 1: Physical and Human – 2 hours examination
Unit 2: Skills -1 hour examination 
Unit 3: Contemporary Geographical Issues – 2½ hours examination
Unit 4: Fieldwork Investigation (issue evaluation) – 1½ hours examination 

Future opportunities

Geographers have strong team working, organisation, numeracy and practical skills, which employers value. Taking Geography to a higher level could lead to jobs like environmental consultant, crime analysis, ecological surveyor, GIS Analyst, environmental impact assessor, planning advisor, teacher, countryside officer, estates manager, transport coordinator or hydrologist.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2015

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