Relationship between human populations and physical environment.

Geography is a 21st-century subject, for students who are interested in the dynamics of the modern world and how the people within are changing it. Recent current events have again highlighted the importance of the subject on a global scale. Geographers are taught to combine the study of natural processes and human interactions, and the subject can provide the vital bridge between 'humanities' and 'sciences'. Descriptive, analytical and evaluative skills are also taught. There are opportunities to experience the subject both in the classroom and through fieldwork as well.

Why Geography?

Geography will appeal to those students who:
  • Are interested in current affairs
  • Have a concern for the environment and the people within
  • Enjoy travel and exploring new places, people, landscapes and events
  • Enjoy their learning with a passion 
  • Geography is classed as a key 'facilitating subject' by top Russell Group universities. 

Any special requirements? 

Students should have achieved at least a grade B/5 in GCSE Geography.

What will I study and how will it be assessed?

AS -

Unit 1 - Physical and Human Geography - Rivers, Floods and Management; Coastal Environments or Cold Environments; Global Population; Energy Issues or Health Issues (Examination, 70%)
Unit 2 - Geographical Skills - Skills in action; Fieldwork (Examination, 30%)

A2 -

Unit 3 - Contemporary Geographical Issues - Plate Tectonics and Associated Hazards; Ecosystems; World Cities; Development and Globalisation (Examination, 60%)
Unit 4B - Geographical Issue Evaluation (Examination, 40%)

Further information 

Please click here for a course leaflet. If you would like further information about this subject please contact the Course Leader of Geography, Mr T Smith at:

Queens Road West
T 01254 232 992
F 01254 355 215

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