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Geography AS & A Level at King George V College

Course description

KGV Geography offers an opportunity to explore a range of human and physical topics – many of which could lead into future career pathways. Throughout the course we cover core theoretical modules including Hazards, Climate Change, Globalisation, Development, Energy Security and Biodiversity Threats. We spend a good deal of time in the classroom improving your essay technique and revision skills. However, we also develop your field-work skills by exploring topics with visits outside college.

KGV Geographers go on to a range of courses at university including Geography, Earth Sciences, Law and Marine Biology. Furthermore, there are a diverse range of job opportunities well suited to geographers including environment agency jobs, local governance, media, law, energy industry, or teaching.

Course content

First Year

  • World at Risk – Global Hazards, Climate Change, Globalisation and Population Change
  • Geographical Investigations – Crowded Coasts and Rebranding Places

Second Year

  • Global Challenges – Energy Security, Water Conflicts, Biodiversity under Threat, Superpower Geographies, Bridging the Development Gap
  • Geographical Research – Consuming the Rural Landscape for Leisure and Tourism

Entry requirements

A key attribute for any geography student is to have an interest in the world around you and an open and enquiring mind. It is important to be organised as we cover a wide range of interesting course material. Furthermore, the ability to make links between events, interpret data, work as part of a team and write a well-structured essay are also all very desirable skills for geographers. 

Future opportunities

Geography is a versatile and flexible subject, with students embarking on a diverse range of career paths including environmental work, law, local governance, town planning, and international business, teaching and aid projects. Employers frequently comment that geographers have international awareness – including "a global mind-set" and "cultural agility" that are vital in our global economy. Recently geographers from KGV have progressed on to a range of top universities – including Durham, Lancaster and Liverpool. Moreover, several of our current geographers have received ‘unconditional’ offers from top universities including Lancaster due to their outstanding first year results at KGV. With geography at KGV – the world is truly your oyster

Further information

The geography program currently offers visits to Liverpool, Manchester and the Sefton Coast. In 2015 we ran our first week long trip to Iceland where students had the opportunity to study volcanoes, hot springs and energy security. A ‘People and Planet’ enrichment will be available to discuss and act on a range of issues relating to sustainability. The Geography department also has links with a number of UK and US universities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King George V College directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016

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