Geography

At a glance

Course title                       Geography

Entry Requirement           Level 5 in Geography

Exam board                      AQA (www.aqa.org.uk )

Why study Geography?

Whether it is the devastation caused by a natural disaster on the other side of the world or the impact of government cutbacks on their local community, geographers have a keen interest in the world around them. In A Level Geography there are plenty of opportunities to study how our planet is changing and the story behind these changes. This course allows students to further develop their knowledge of places, processes and environments at a range of scales. The course contains elements of physical, social, economic and cultural geography which will help students to have a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing decision makers.

Course content

All candidates study core physical and human geography, as well as optional topics of their choice. In each area of study candidates will consider the values and attitudes of decision makers, consider their own values and attitudes and support their learning of ideas through the study of specific case studies. Candidates also develop a variety of geographical skills, which broaden and deepen existing knowledge and are employed with a greater degree of independence.

Topics include:

• Coastal systems
• Hazards
• Changing places
• Fieldwork
• Water and the Carbon Cycle
• Global Systems
• Populations