We study the physical geography units of Hazards and Coastal Systems and the human geography unit of Changing Places.
In addition, we learn lots of geographical skills and will complete 3 days of fieldwork; one at the coast; one as a place study in a local area; and a workshop at the Cranedale Centre in North Yorkshire.
Units studied will include:
Physical geography – written exam, 2 hours 30 minutes. 40% of A level.
Human geography - written exam, 2 hours 30 minutes. 40% of A level.
Geography fieldwork investigation – individual investigation of 3,000-4,000 words. Marked by teacher, moderated by AQA. 20% of A level. There is a mandatory requirement of 4 days of fieldwork.
Studying Geography will give you the opportunity to develop a huge variety of key skills which are transferable to other subjects and many different careers – application of number, quantitative and qualitative research, cartographic (maps), graphical, statistical, communication, investigation, ICT, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) problem solving, working with others to name a few.
Career Opportunities: Various - e.g. Business and Finance, Scientific Services, Education, Professional and Social Services, Leisure, Travel and Tourism, Information Services, Management and Administration, Environmental Management.