Geography is a unique subject because it looks at both the physical structure of the planet and social interactions from the past, in the present and into the future. You will have an interest in global issues as well as concern for your local environment. You should possess an inquiring mind and a desire to make sense of complex and changing inter-relationships around the world.

Geography combines well with many other A Levels such as History, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Mathematics. It is considered a good ‘bridging subject’ between the Arts and the Sciences. As a well-regarded facilitating subject, Geography is highly valued by many top universities regardless of the degree you go on to take and as such is useful in combination with a range of arts or science subjects.

Geography is great for any kind of career that involves the environment, planning, or collecting and interpreting data. Popular careers for people with Geography qualifications include Town and Transport Planning, Surveying, Conservation, Sustainability Management, Environmental Planning, Tourism and Risk Management. Careers with aid agencies and in international relations are also possible.

Physical Geography

  • Water and carbon cycles
  • Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Hazards

Human Geography

  • Global systems and global governance
  • Changing places
  • Population and the environment

Geographical Investigation

  • Students complete an individual investigation based upon fieldwork.

In addition to the Sixth Form entry criteria, students wishing to study this subject are required to have a minimum grade 6 in Geography and a grade 5 in English Language or English Literature at GCSE (or equivalent).

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