What is this course about?
Geography explores the way we change and are influenced by the world around us. If you wonder how cities grow, what causes population change or how we will cope with climate change, this course is for you. Seeing issues in real life is key to your understanding so fieldwork, both day trips and residential, is a vital part of the course.
What will I study?
Geography explores the way we are influenced by the world around us and how we change it. There are four AS topics
# , World at Risk: What are the causes, impacts and management of global hazards?, Going Global: How are people increasingly connected with across the globe?
# , Unequal Spaces: Why do some urban & rural areas become desirable & expensive?
# , Contested Coasts: How are coasts threatened by people and how do coasts threaten the lifestyles of millions?
If you are successful in the AS course, you can progress to the second year and extend your understanding of the physical and human worlds through:
# Contested Planet: Six topics including Superpower Geographies and Bridging the Development Gap
# , The World of Cultural Diversity: An in-depth study of our increasingly globalised world
You can read about the two most recent field trips undertaken by AS/A2-level Geography students: the 2007 trip to Morocco and the 2006 visit to Exmoor. At the bottom of the 2006 page there are also some examples of student work to look at.
What can I do after the course?
Geography offers a wide range of skills for students wishing to study any subject at degree level, including Geography and environmentally related degree courses, leading to a wide range of career options.