Geography 

Entry Requirements - 2018 -2020

If Geography has been studied at GCSE we require:

GCSE grade 6 in Geography

If Geography has not been studied at GCSE we require:

GCSE grade 6 in English

Content

Students follow the Edexcel course and in Year 12 they will study ‘Tectonic Processes and Hazards,’ ‘Coastal Landscapes and Change,’ ‘Globalisation’ and ‘Regenerating Places’. In Year 13 they will study ‘The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity’, ‘The Carbon Cycle and Energy Insecurity,’ ‘Superpowers,’ and ‘Migration, Identity and Sovereignty.’

Fieldwork is a compulsory part of the course and all students are required to attend a 3 day residential trip and 2 further day trips to carry out the data collection required for their individual investigations. 

Assessment

Assessment all takes place in Year 13 and is by 3 written examinations and the submission of one piece of coursework. 

Career Opportunities

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.