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Geography AS / A Level at Budmouth College

Course description

Geography aims to provide a broad ranging perspective on humans as inhabitants and transformers of the face of the earth.

The search for this understanding involves thorough study of the physical earth, its habitation by humans, and the resulting diversity of regions and places.

Course content


Physical Geography - water and carbon cycles; coastal systems and landscapes; hot desert environments and their margins.

Human Geography - global systems and global governance; changing places. People and the Environment - hazards; contemporary urban environments.

A Level

Physical Geography - hazards; cold environments; ecosystems under stress. Human Geography - contemporary urban environments; population and the environment; resource security.

Geography fieldwork, investigation and skills are integral throughout both years.


Fieldwork; teacher and student led presentations; class discussions and debate; games and simulations; case studies; independent research; peer/self assessment.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Geography or Science. Grade 5 in English Language.


AS (if taken): 2 written exams (50% each)

A2: 2 written exams (40% each) Coursework (20%)

Future opportunities

What could you be?

Cultural Geographer; GIS Analyst/Programmer; Geoscientist; Teacher.

Where could you go?

Geography can be studied as either a Science or Humanity. Related degrees include Environmental Science; Urban Planning; Resource Management.

Recent student destinations:

Southampton - Geophysical Sciences; Staffordshire - Environmental Sustainability.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Budmouth College directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2016

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