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AS Geography at Ken Stimpson Community School

Course description

In AS Geography you will study a range of human and physical Geography topics, relevant to the world we live in today. You will discover how your own actions can relate to the wider world, be it your local area or a country far away. You will study a range of topics such as Global Hazards, Climate Change, Coastal Environments, Globalisation, Population, Migration and Rebranding. Geographical Investigations Within the AS Geography course, you will have an opportunity to undertake geographical research and fieldwork. You will investigate a range of topics in detail, which will include some time in the field finding out your own data and information

Course content

After the first year of study, you will be able to continue your studies in Geography at KSCS and move onto studying for a full A Level Geography qualification. You will continue to study a range of Human and Physical Geography topics, as well as completing a piece of individual research.

Entry requirements

6 A*- C graded GCSEs including a Humanities subject, English and Maths.

Future opportunities

You will find studying Geography is a brilliant step towards a wider range of Higher Education courses and/or employment opportunities. The transferable skills you gain studying a geography course gives you a great grounding in a range of different professions that leads employers to say that Geography students are often the most employable! Geographers can go on to study higher level courses, including foundation degrees and undergraduate degrees. Geographers can pursue rewarding careers in education, business, government agencies and non-profit organisations; to name a few!

Further information

Fieldwork is an integral part of AS and A Level Geography. We run two residential visits throughout the course; a 2 day trip to Sherringham in the Norfolk Coastline and then a 4 day trip to Cornwall. Fieldwork is a fantastic opportunity to allow you to apply your knowledge and understanding in a practical way.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Sixth Form Administrator
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01733765950
    • Email address:


  • More information
    • Ken Stimpson Community School is a single site school which is endowed with superb facilities, some of which are shared with Werrington District Library and Werrington Sports & Recreation Centre. The school has access to sports facilities, multiple computer suites, drama studios, music classrooms and practice spaces, dance theatres and performance areas all of which would be less likely to be found in a more traditional school. In addition to our well equipped and resourced teaching blocks we also have a two-court, floodlit astroturf area and extensive playing fields.