“It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now.” David Attenborough
Geography at A Level is all about the ability to be synoptic. The syllabus offers a revitalised perspective on geography with the programme of study looking at contemporary and real-life issues in world geography.
Automatic entry onto Level 3 courses includes students achieving 5 x A*-C or equivalent at GCSE alongside a grade 5 or above in both English and Mathematics. Students with either English and/or Mathematics at grade 4 or below will have individual meetings to determine the most suitable pathway within sixth form.
Human Geography deals with people and the environment and the way they both co-exist. It also looks at how people move and live in the world around us. Physical Geography is all about the scientific aspects of our world with an emphasis on how we can manage them. You’ll learn about the issues you see in the papers and on the news every day such as sustainability, development and globalisation. There is a strong emphasis on fieldwork and the development of analysis skills throughout the course.
You will be able to practise a wide range of generic and transferable skills, essential for A-Level students. A Level Geography is highly thought of by employers and university admission tutors.
Ways to help my child succeed
In Geography nothing is more important than engaging with the subject area through current affairs. A great way to help your child to succeed is to encourage them in watching, reading or listening to a range of news sources each week and engage them in discussion about their views on current events. Homework will be set each week and you can also help your child succeed by helping them manage their time effectively and meet subject deadlines.