Throughout the course, you will develop a range of skills, including fieldwork, statistics, ICT and cartography. You will also have ample opportunity to discuss your own attitudes to contemporary issues of concern.
You will take part in fieldwork to research the sociological and economical influences on places and environments. You will develop a range of skills including understanding and interpreting statistics, research methods, and cartography (the study of land). You will also have ample opportunities to discuss your own attitudes to contemporary issues of concern and suggest solutions.
There will be an increased push towards exams as the preferred form of assessment, so coursework content from this course may be removed. This course may involve a mix of assignments and examinations as your assessment methods.
There are many job opportunities for students as employers welcome the skills achieved in this A level. Geography has a good reputation with universities and combines well with science and humanities degrees. A level Geography can lead to further study of subjects such as environmental science.