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Geography AS/A Level at St Thomas More Catholic School

Course description

Geography at AS/A level enables students to develop their thinking skills about a variety of contemporary issues. There will be natural progression from GCSE to A level, ensuring that there is development of content.

Students will be given the opportunity to develop fieldwork skills as this is now a compulsory element of all A level Geography courses, and also study geographical issues and impacts.

he geography curriculum is designed for students who want to keep up to date with current thinking and initiatives. It is designed to develop key skills of communication, and application of ICT systems and packages. In addition to giving students a global perspective about the world they live in students will gain confidence and key skills to become change agents in their respective careers.

Geography is an excellent linking subject to many areas of the curriculum. It is seen by prospective employers and universities as an academic subject developing thinking skills to becoming effective decision makers.

Course content

AS level

  • Physical geography: Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Human geography: Changing places
  • People and the environment: Hazards Contemporary urban environments
  • Geography fieldwork investigation

A level

  • Physical geography: Water and carbon cycles, Hot desert systems and landscapes, Glacial systems and landscapes, Ecosystems under stress
  • Human geography: Global systems and global governance, Changing places, Contemporary urban environments, Population and the environment, Resource security
  • Geography fieldwork investigation

Future opportunities

Students with AS or A level will have access to a wide range of possible career and higher education opportunities. You learn to use a variety of transferrable skills throughout the course. These include collecting, analysing, and interpreting data, communicating your findings in different ways, identifying and developing the links between different parts of the subject. These skills are in great demand and are recognised by employers, universities and colleges as being great value.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Thomas More Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2017
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