Geography

What will I study?

Geography is the eyes of the world – we see so many things in our daily lives and often appreciate our surroundings without understanding how interconnected our world is. A-level Geography aims to allow us to see more clearly how our lives are affected by the environment and development of countries. Understanding the risk of buying a home near a river; of how quickly Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean and the aid needed to help, or to simply gaining an awareness that migration will continue and increase as our world moves towards ten billion people.

What do students do afterwards?

Geography at college teaches more than just A-level, we aim to give you the research skills to be successful at university, bridging the gap between your college and university education. The world in which we live is likely to change more in the next fifty years than it has ever done before. Geography explains why, and helps to prepare you for those changes. The transferable skills which geography fosters are an asset in the complex world of employment today. Geography is about the future and encourages flexible thinking across topics such a hazards, international development, coastal system and carbon cycles; geographical studies fosters these qualities and provides a firm basis for life-long learning. Geography involves the study of both natural and social sciences; it is seen as the ‘bridge’ between the sciences and the arts, leading to degrees in human or physical geography or geo-sciences, and employment ranging from marine biosphere conservation to town planner and tourism.

For further information please speak to Mr Wigglesworth or see our specification on the AQA website (7037); http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/as-and-a-level/geography-7037/specification-at-a-glance

“In geography we study current global topics that are in the news. We investigate different aspects of the world we live in. There are a range of online resources that allow you to work independently.” – Jessica Fields