Course Information


Qualifications to start the course

Students must have five GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science graded A* - C. Additional requirements for this subject: Students must have GCSE Geography at grade B or above.

Description of the subject

The Geography AS and A2 Level course examines the causes and consequences of some of the headline global issues. Students are given the opportunity to evaluate how successful humans have been in managing the problems that have arisen over recent years. Topics such as global warming, natural disasters, globalisation, superpowers, energy security and poverty are covered.

In addition to this, you will be assessed on your ability to undertake geographical investigations and research. This element of the course includes a field trip and an independent research project.

What you will do

  • Investigate a range of local and world issues
  • Examine issues in managing the environment and resources
  • Assess questions of sustainability, growth, conservation and exploitation
  • Learn about forces influencing the environment
  • Look at how people, government and economic forces make decisions that impact on the environment
  • Field work.

Future prospects

Careers in:
Travel and Tourism, Planning - Housing, Aid Agencies, Local Government, Business, Environmental Agencies, Further Education Sector Organisations.