Geography AS level at The Littlehampton Academy
We live in a constantly changing, but increasingly inter-connected world. Geographical issues underpin many of the pressing international concerns of our modern world. These could be connected with key resources, such as Energy and Water, conservation of the natural environment, world trade and development, or the management of landscape. Some of these issues also affect our own community in Littlehampton and West Sussex. Should public money be used to protect vulnerable coastlines from wave erosion (as at Climping and Selsey)? How could Littlehampton be rebranded to attract new investment? Could fracking in the Sussex Weald help meet the UK's energy needs? How has migration affected the population of our local area?
GCE Geography provides an excellent and exciting way to investigate the challenges facing our country and our planet. Studying Geography to AS and A Level will help you to understand important issues such as globalisation, living in a hazardous world, and balancing the needs of today’s population and those of future generations.
You will learn about aspects of both human and physical geography, including the geography of hazards, climate change, globalisation and population change in the UK. There are two examinations. You will undertake investigations in coastal environments and rebranding strategies (e.g. the regeneration of East London through the Olympic Park development). Fieldwork is an essential part of this course.
Minimum grade C in GCSE English Literature and English Language, and Maths. Ideally a Grade B or better in GCSE Geography or another Humanities subject.
Studying Geography can lead to a wide range of careers. Employers value the combination of art and science in this subject. Careers specifically involving Geography include Teaching, Environmental Scientist, Surveyor, Cartographer and Landscape Manager. It is valued as an academic subject for entry to university.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Littlehampton Academy directly.