Geography

Why should I study this subject?
When you study Geography A-Level you develop an understanding of the interactions between the people and the physical world. We learn how physical process such as coastal landforms development or water and carbon cycles can affect the way in which we live and manage the world. We study critical issues that humans face regarding resource security, managing the global commons and changing places.
Better understanding of these issues will help us to take our place in a more sustainable world and see the contributions that we can make to improve standards of living for future generations.
Geography is very useful because you develop skills in essay writing, numeracy, and developing skills GIS. These skills will be incorporated into the NEA (non- examined assessment) which will form 20% of the overall A-Level. There is a requirement
that four days compulsory fieldwork
are completed in an urban and coastal environment.

What will I study?
Component 1- Physical Geography -40%
• Hazards
• Coastal systems and landscapes • Water and carbon
Component 2- Human Geography -40%
• Changing places
• Resource security
• Global systems and governance
Component 3- NEA -20%

What are the entry requirements?
Please refer to our Course Specific Entry Requirements table here