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Geography A Level at Teignmouth Community School

Course description

The Geography course will enable you to:
- develop an understanding of inter-relationships between people and their environments.
- appreciate how places, environments and issues change and how people respond to these changes.
- develop research, investigation, ICT and presentation skills whilst learning about a wide range of interlinked contemporary global issues.

Course content

This A Level course will enable students to be inspired by their geographical understanding, to engage critically with real world issues and places, and to apply their geographical knowledge, theory and skills to the world around them. Students will grow as independent thinkers and as informed and engaged citizens, who understand the role and importance of geography as one of the key disciplines relevant to understanding the world’s changing peoples, places and environments. There are four areas of study throughout the A Level.

The ’Dynamic Landscapes’ unit looks at topics including tectonic processes and hazards and coastal landscapes and change. The ’Dynamic Places’ unit looks at globalisation and shaping places (identity and regeneration). ‘Physical systems and Sustainability’ looks at water insecurity, energy security and climate change futures. Finally, ‘Human systems and Geopolitics’ looks at superpowers, global development and migration. The independent investigations unit gives you an opportunity to undertake geographical research, including fieldwork (4 days minimum with at least one residential trip).

Entry requirements

A GCSE grade B or above in Geography is required.

Future opportunities

Skills developed through the Geography course are recognised and valued by employers, universities and colleges. Geography has been defined among the key ’facilitating’ subjects in a guide compiled by the Russell Group (20 leading UK universities) and has been identified as one of 10 ‘recession-proof degree subjects. Geography is relevant to a wide range of careers such as business & finance, education, environmental management, management & administration, professional & social services, scientific services, and travel & tourism.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 May 2017

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