The Geography A Level course combines engaging contemporary issues such as tectonic hazards, globalisation and water scarcity with popular and familiar themes such as changing landscapes and human development. There is a balance of two physical geography themes and two human geography themes as well as the opportunity to develop a wide range of geographical skills, including qualitative and quantitative data skills. A coursework component has been introduced with an easy to navigate independent investigation incorporating fieldwork and research.
Geography provides students with a range of skills that are recognised by employers, universities and colleges as being of great value. These include collecting, analysing and interpreting data, communicating your findings in different ways and identifying and developing links between different parts of the subject. Geography supports a wide range of university courses. Also many students use this qualification to go straight into employment in areas such as law, accountancy, journalism or travel.
Grade 5 or above in GCSE Geography
There are many reasons why people decide to study Geography. Some of these may apply to you:
You enjoy learning about people and their societies, economies, cultures and the environment
You are keen to learn and develop a wide range of skills
You are seeking a broad based academic subject that offers a range of degree courses and above average graduate employability. Geography is a ‘key facilitating subject’ (Russell Group) for future studies.
You enjoy both arts and science subjects as it is a broad based and so a good choice if you are unsure on your direction you wish to go in after A levels.