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Geography at Outwood Academy Hemsworth

Course description

Duration: 2 Years

This is a course for people who enjoy both human and physical environments and are looking to study Geography in more detail. Global issues of natural hazards, population growth and migration, economic change and climate will be explored in this subject. You will analyse the interactions between people and their environments, through topics such as the rebranding of rural and urban areas as well as river flooding. This subject gives you the opportunity to develop your research skills based on fieldwork investigations locally.  


Course content

What will I study

The courses cover key Geography topics as follows: The first year will focus on: natural hazards including earthquakes, hurricanes, river flooding and management population issues including migration and managing change in rural and urban areas, extreme weather and the impact of climate change. The second year will focus on: Energy security, water conflicts and biodiversity Research into life on the margins, Development issues of super powers, the development gap and technology.  


Entry requirements

 students should have achieved a minimum of 5 A* - C Grades at GCSE (or the new Grades 4 - 9) including Grade C (Grade 4+) and above at GCSE Geography



Timed examinations.

Financial information

Parents may be expected to pay the accommodation fees for the Cranedale Field Course, whilst the Academy will pay for the tuition and travel expenses.  (Any parent needing financial support may apply to the Academy for assistance).  Field work is an essential part of the Geography course.

Future opportunities

University Progression

Geography combines well with other subjects or as a discrete degree. Students have selected degrees which include Environmental Management, Geography, Marketing and Tourism and Oceanography.

Career Progression

Town Planning, Local Government, Civil Service, Teaching, Journalism, the Law, Personnel Management, Retailing, Business Management, Heritage Industry and Environmental Health.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 October 2016
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