Entry requirements: GCSE grade 6 in Geography
If the subject has not been studied at GCSE: GCSE grade 6 in English Language or English Literature
Students follow the Edexcel course and in Year 12 they will study:
• Tectonic Processes and Hazards
• Coastal Landscapes and Change
• Regenerating Places
In Year 13 they will study:
• The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
• The Carbon Cycle and Energy Insecurity
• Migration, Identity and Sovereignty
Fieldwork is a compulsory part of the course and all students are required to attend a 3 day residential trip in Yorkshire and 2 further day trips to King’s Cross to carry out the data collection required for the independent investigations.
Assessment all takes place in Year 13 and is by 3 written examinations and the submission of the independent investigation.
Statistics show that Geographers are among the most employable groups of people as a result of their investigative, numerate, spatial and ICT skills. As a result, it is a subject that combines well with almost any other A Level. Future opportunities include degree studies in Geography, Environmental Science, Oceanography or Meteorology as well as apprenticeships in Leisure and Tourism. These often lead to careers in diverse industries such as Environmental Management, Education, Law, Banking and Marketing.