Geography is highly valued by universities as an A Level choice and is one of the eight subjects that the Russell Group universities accept for entry. A Level geography covers both the physical and human environments and the complex interaction of processes that shape our world. It also shows how human intervention affects the environment and how people adapt and mitigate the effects of processes on their environment. .
What qualification will you gain?
A Level Geography
What does the course consist of?
The Geography course is split into 5 areas of study:
1. Physical geography and people and the environment
2. Human geography and Geography fieldwork investigation
3. Physical geography
4. Human geography
5. Geography fieldwork investigation
How will you be assessed?
There are 4 examinations and 1 non-exam assessment.
Examinations 1 and 2 will each count for 50% towards the AS qualification.
Examinations 3 and 4 will count for 40% towards the A Level qualification. The remaining 20% will be from the non-exam assessment.
What can you go on to do?
Geography combines well with both arts and science subjects. You may already be thinking ahead to potential university and career choices so it is worth bearing in mind that geography is a broad based subject that really fits well for your future progression. For example, for careers in sustainability and green issues, urban regeneration, energy supply, retail location, managing the effects of hazards and climate change, geography is an obvious choice.
For careers in the world of business, an understanding of global economics forms an important part of geography. If you are thinking of a career in law, human rights, international relations or welfare then geography gives you the opportunity to consider relevant issues such as; How do we measure development? What are the consequences of migration on societies?
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