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Geography AS/A2 Level at Alderbrook School

Course description

Geography is the study of Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It encompasses everything around us and how it came into being. Geography spans the social sciences (human geography) and the natural sciences (physical geography).

Human geography focuses on the dynamics of cultures, societies and economics and how these interact with each other, whilst physical geography looks to understand the workings of the physical landscape and environment. Geography focuses on the synergy between human and physical aspects, and how each impacts on the other.

Course content

The A level course involves both human and physical geography units requiring application of scientific logic, principles, methods and laws. Physical topics will  include rivers, coasts and plate tectonics with human topics covering population change, energy,  world cities, and contemporary conflicts.

Entry requirements

The A level course involves both human and physical geography units requiring application of scientific logic, principles, methods and laws. Physical topics will  include rivers, coasts and plate tectonics with human topics covering population change, energy,  world cities, and contemporary conflicts.

Assessment

N/A

Future opportunities

University degrees that require or often prefer Geography include:

 

Geography, geology, environmental science, travel and tourism, and sociology.

 

Possible careers:

Directly related: Cartographer, environmental consultant, surveyor, town planner, volcanologist, meteorologist, seismologist, oceanographer, geologist, GIS consultant and a technologist using remote sensing.

Further afield: Logistics and distribution manager, market researcher, administration, finance, management, tourism and international aid worker.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2015
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Key information

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

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