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Geography at The New Sixth Bath

Course description

The course looks at a broad spectrum of relevant, current geographical topics. It explores the relationship between people and the built and natural environment and issues facing the world today such as global warming, climate change and over-population and migration. There is a balance between studying the natu-ral and physical world and the inclusion of independent geographical research and skill development.

AS Level:

Unit 1: Global Challenges. The meaning, causes, impacts and management of global challenges. How we can influence global challenges through our own lives. There are two compulsory topics that form this unit: 'World at Risk' and 'Going Global'.

Unit 2: Geographical Investigations (including field work). A closer look at how physical and human issues influence lives and can be managed. Students choose two topics from the four offered in this unit; there must be one physical and one human topic. The field work is a 5-day residential to Slapton Ley in South Devon, where we will study field work in the two topics chosen:

Physical Topics:

Topic 1: Extreme Weather or Topic 2: Crowded Coasts

Human Topics:

Topic 3: Unequal Spaces or Topic 4: Rebranding Places

A2 Level:

Unit 3: Contested Planet - The use and management of resources.

There are six compulsory topics:

Topic 1: Energy Security

Topic 2: Water Conflicts

Topic 3: Biodiversity Under Threat

Topic 4: Superpower Geographies

Topic 5: Bridging the Development Gap

Topic 6: The Technological Fix?

Unit 4: Geographical Research. - This unit focuses on 'Cold Environments', Landscape and Change. There will be an opportunity for students to visit Iceland as part of this unit on 'Cold Environments'.

Entry requirements

Will gain a wonderful insight into the world we live in. Students should have an interest in people, the natural and built environment and the interactions that exist. Students should also enjoy learning about current events, especially those which affect our natural environment. Geography students should be able to use a variety of resources including data, maps and the internet. It is preferable that students should have a B grade or higher in Geography and/or Maths at GCSE. In exceptional circumstances other candidates may be considered.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The New Sixth Bath directly.

Last updated date: 04 September 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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    • The New Sixth is located at the southern gateway to the World Heritage City of Bath with beautiful views towards the Severn estuary and over Bath. Access to the Sixth Form is easy as it is on main bus routes and next to the Bath Park and Ride terminus making it an easy destination for students.