This course consists of 4 main units of study.
AS: Unit 1 is about physical and human Geography. For the physical aspects students must study rivers, floods and management along with one other, cold environments, coastal environments or hot deserts. For the human section students must study population change along with one other, food issues, energy issues or health issues.
Unit 2 explores the development of geographical skills.
A2: Unit 3 is the study of geographical issues such as plate tectonics, world cities and globalisation.
Unit 4 is a fieldwork investigation.
All units are assessed by a written examination ranging from 1 to 2 and ½ hours in length.
Ideally students will have achieved a minimum grade B at GCSE level.
Geography can lead to a whole range of careers e.g. town planning, weather forecaster, teacher, land surveyor, travel consultant, landscape architect, nature reserve warden and many others. You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Travel and Tourism or Health and Social Care, to prepare for higher education in areas of geography, humanities, science or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go on to a job related to geography and work as a Town Planner, Environmental Officer or Weather Forecaster. The course also helps you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.