Geography

Why should I study this subject?
Geography is the study of the interactions between humans and their environment. We learn about how humans utilise and are affected by the world around them and study critical issues such as natural hazards, coastal processes and landforms, urban change and global security from a range of angles and viewpoints.

Better understanding of these issues will help us to live more sustainably and improve our quality of life and wellbeing. The wide-ranging nature of geography ensures that your lessons are varied and interesting and appeals to students with many different interests including science, the arts and humanities. You will develop many skills including graphicacy, essay writing, analytical and evaluation skills as well as improving your communication, ICT and teamwork skills.

What will I study?
In Year 12 you will study a balance of Human and Physical Geography which includes Tectonic and Storm hazards, Coastal Systems and Landscapes Physical topics, and Changing Urban Environments for the Human topics. Your course will also include two

fieldwork days and the study of graphical, statistical and map skills.

In Year 13 you will undertake a larger independent fieldwork investigation and an additional two days of fieldwork, using the skills developed in Year 12.

What are the entry requirements?
Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.

What is the exam board?
AQA