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Geography AS Level at Parkside School

Course description

Geography is an ideal AS & A level subject choice. It is multi-disciplinary, drawing together many parts of the academic curriculum. The challenges in geography are to produce well-rounded geographers who have a clear focus on the coherence of the subject as a whole and its important position in the modern world. Geography should not just be seen as urban geography, biogeography or geomorphology but as the union of all these elements. The many links between Geography and other subjects help to re enforce and broaden learning.

Course content

Physical Environments - rivers, coasts, cold environments, arid and semi-arid environments

Human Environments--urban and rural Geography , the energy issue, tourism


Entry requirements

GCSE Geography is useful but not essential for taking AS & A level.

Future opportunities

It has a strong focus on current issues faced in our world (population growth, migration, flooding and climate change for example) and provides Geographers with the background theory to be able to view these problems in an unbiased way and to make informed decisions about possible solutions and future management. Industry sees this as a highly sought after skill and Geography currently has one of the highest rates of graduate employment.

Further information

Much of the course, by its very nature, requires practical involvement and a number of single and multiday fieldwork visits are planned (including a week residential in the Lake District at the end of Year 12).


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Parkside School directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year