Geography

"Geography makes us think globally and act locally"

Skills and Previous Experience

I will need

Grade B in GCSE Geography and at least a Grade 4 in English and Maths.

  • Enquiry work skills
  • Inter-personal communication skills
  • ICT literate
  • Decision making
  • Research skills
  • Interest in global events and affairs
  • Fieldwork skills
  • Team work

Why study Geography?

There has never been a better or more important time to study Geography. With growing interest in issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation and social cohesion, Geography is one of the most relevant courses you could choose to study. Geographers are also highly employable.

Geography develops and applies your understanding of            geographical concepts and processes in order to understand and interpret our changing world. You will engage critically with real world issues and places, apply your own geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to make sense of the world around you.

Whatever your passion for the world - fascination with landscapes or concerns about inequality - Geography will provide you with knowledge and transferable skills that will reward you personally and advance you professionally. 

Where will Geography take me?

Higher education options include studying a range of Geography related courses at degree level. These include Human / Physical Geography, Environmental Conservation / Sustainable Management of Resources, Inequalities in Development and Management of Natural Hazards.

Geography has been identified amongst the key ‘facilitating’ or ’hard’ subjects in a guide compiled by the Russell Group (20 leading UK universities). It has also been identified as one of 10 recession-proof degree subjects.

What will I study?

AS Geography

Unit 1: Dynamic Landscapes

  • Tectonic Processes and Hazards
  • Landscape Systems, Processes and Change including a sub-topic on Coastal Landscapes and Change

Unit 2: Dynamic Places 

  • Globalisation
  • Shaping Places – including a sub-topic on Regenerating Places

A2 Geography

Unit 1:

  • Tectonic Processes and Hazards
  • Landscape Systems, Processes and Change
  • The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
  • The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security
  • Climate Change Futures

Unit 2:

  • Globalisation
  • Regenerating Places
  • Superpowers
  • Global Development and Connections

Unit 3: 

The specification contains three synoptic themes within the compulsory content areas:

  • Players
  • Attitudes and actions
  • Futures and uncertainties

The synoptic investigation will be based on a geographical issue within a place-based context that links to the three synoptic themes and is rooted in two or more of the compulsory content areas.

For more information speak to Mrs Mottram or Mrs Brown.