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Geography

If you question the world around you, be it the physical, natural world, or human society, the way we live and the issues that humankind is faced with, then studying Geography can give you a perspective on it all.

Year One

Component 1: Physical Geography

You will study a range of topics including Water and Carbon Cycles and Hazards. These topics will be externally assessed at the end of Year 13.

Component 2: Human Geography

You will study a range of topics including Changing Places and Contemporary Urban Environments. These topics will be externally assessed at the end of Year 13. Students will also take part in fieldwork trips where they will see these topics in action.

Year Two

Each unit of study contains the following: 

Component 1: Physical Geography (40% of the A level)

A 2 hour 30 minutes written examination covering the following topics: Water and Carbon Cycles, Glacial Systems and Landscapes, and Hazards.

Component 2: Human Geography (40% of the A level)

A 2 hour 30 minute written examination covering the following topics: Global Systems & Governance, Changing Places, and Contemporary Urban Environments.

Component 3: Geography fieldwork investigation (20% of the A level)

Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. A residential trip will take place in Year 12 to allow primary data to be collected. In Year 13, local day trips will provide them with further opportunities to collect data and apply their knowledge to the real world.

Geographers go on to a great variety of careers from management and business to leisure, tourism, planning – the list is endless.

Their skills in selecting from the vast wealth of data available today and their ability to synthesise and analyse, makes them highly sought after by employers. At the same time, they are helped in understanding the increasingly complex world around them.

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