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Geography A Level at Abbeyfield School

Course description

Geography combines well with both Arts and Science based subjects. People who also do Maths, English and Biology tend to have a slight advantage in some topics. Geography is thought to keep options open at degree level because it draws on a variety of skills. Many Geographers go into Planning, Education and Financial employment.

Course content

What will I learn?
- A balance of Human, Physical and Environmental approaches.
- Key features of fieldwork and research skills.
- A variety of teaching methods including debates, presentation, modelling, fieldwork, enquiries, audio visual and traditional approaches.
- Topics have been designed to address key ideas and debates in our world today. For example we look at the world’s increasing reliance on technology and how this relates to world development. Other favourite topics include tectonics and migration.
- Usually taught by two members of staff to cover the specialised areas of the course.

Entry requirements

Geography at Grade B or above; Grade C in English A genuine interest in the world and the events, processes and decisions which shape it.


AS & A2- Two exam papers, based on the course and fieldwork

Future opportunities

How will this help me in the future?
- Geography has one of the highest rates of graduate employability.
- Geography links well with all other subjects – ideal for a balanced curriculum.
- You learn about issues affecting the world today and the future.
- “Without geography you are nowhere.” Quote from Michael Palin
- “Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future.” Quote from Michael Palin.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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