"I have thoroughly enjoyed studying Geography at Christ the King and have now secured a place at Exeter University to continue my work in this subject."
What will I study?
The A Level Geography course comprises four main themes which explore a range of processes and aspects of physical, human and economic geography. It is a popular, widely respected subject which explores the following:
Water and Carbon Cycles: This module will require students to study the physical processes which control the cycling of both water and carbon between land, oceans and the atmosphere.
Landscape Systems: Students will undertake an integrated study off earth surface processes, landforms and resultant landscapes.
Global Systems and Global Governance: Students will study the greater connectivity between people, places and environments across the globe.
Changing Places: As part of this module, students will enhance their knowledge and understanding of place by conducting research in an area that is local to them.
What do I need to study this course?
GCSE English (Grade 9-5) and if taken GCSE Geography (Grade 9-5). GCSE Mathematics (Grade 9-5) would be advantageous but not essential.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is through examination and coursework:
- Paper 1 (30%) - Human Geography
- Paper 2 (30%) - Physical Geography
- Paper 3 (20%) - Independent Research
- Paper 4 (20%) - Coursework
Where will A Level Geography lead me?
This course naturally leads to a degree in Geography (Physical, Human or Cultural) or a related subject at university such as Environmental Studies, Geology, Natural Hazards, GIS, Oceanography or Meteorology. It provides an excellent qualification for a wide range of careers including Conservation, Teaching, Urban Land-Use Planning, Environmental Management, Overseas Development, Cartography, Climatology and Travel Writing.
Colleges Offering Courses
- Christ the King: Emmanuel
- Christ the King: St Mary's