AS/A2 Geography

Course details

You should have obtained 5 Grades A*-C at GCSE including at least Grade C in Geography. Students must have a real interest in people and places and geographical issues from local and global scales. A commitment to research, which may involve library work, interviews, questionnaires and fieldwork, is essential. One-day field trips are organised plus lecture visits and a one-week residential field trip in Spain in Year 12 and an opportunity to visit the North American continent in Year 13.

AS level topics

Unit 1:

* Global Challenge
* World at Risk
* Going Global

Unit 2: Geographical Investigation

* Physical – Extreme Weather
* Crowded Coasts
* Human – Unequal spaces
* Rebranding places

A2 level topics

Unit 3:

* Contested Planet
* Management of Resources
* Bio-diversity Under Threat
* Superpower Geography
* Bridging the Development Gap

Unit 4: Geographical Research

* List of Questions based on six contemporary topics

What could I go on to do after the course?

Geography is a wide-ranging subject which can be used to follow degrees in Human Geography, Physical Geography, Geology, Town Planning, Environmental Science and Leisure & Tourism. It can lead to careers involving the management of people, the environment and resources and in the fields of public administration, teaching, planning, tourism, transport and environmental organisations.