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Geography A-Level at Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy

Course description

Why study Geography?

Geography is not only about the world, but your place in it. This is why it offers so many opportunities. Geography is in the news every day, in TV programmes every week and it will decide the future of your world. We are an experienced team, led by a senior examiner for the Edexcel A2 Geography course, and with a proven track record of good results. Choose a future of opportunity, choose Geography.

What does the course involve?

AS Crowded Coasts: Plan and carry out a field trip to Bournemouth. Plan and carry out a field trip to study a coastal ecosystem

Re-branding Places: Plan and carry out a field trip to the Olympic sites in London and in our local area. Plan and carry out a field trip to Cornwall and visit the Eden Project

World at Risk: Is the world becoming more dangerous? Find out about earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, flooding, drought and global warming.

Going Global: What are the links between different parts of the world? Find out the truth about controversial topics like immigration and the growth of the mega cities.

A2 Cold Environments: Find out about the wildlife, landforms and survival strategies of the coldest parts of our planet. We will be offering you the chance to attend a residential field trip in Snowdonia so that you can see for yourselves a relic cold environment.

Contested Planet: Find out about parts of the world where they are killing each other over water. Study the most amazing ecosystems like the tropical rainforests. Investigate whether energy bills are going to be even higher in the near future.

Progression and Career Opportunities:

Geography can lead you to every corner of the planet. Famous people who have studied geography include Prince William, James Cracknell, Nick Hodgson (drummer with Kaiser Chiefs), Amy MacDonald, Wayne Hemmingway (designer Red or Dead). Geography goes well with other AS and A2 subjects, whether you are interested in the Arts, Humanities or Sciences. Employers love Geography because it is up-to-date and the decision-making exercises are good experience for the world of work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 March 2015

Key information

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