Geography

This course will help you to develop Geography expertise by studying a wide variety of case studies to enhance your understanding.

You will learn about people and their societies, economies, cultures and the environment. You will learn and develop a wide range of geographical skills, including fieldwork.

Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE Geography
Grade 5 in GCSE English Language

What will I study?

The topics you study are likely to be:

Physical Geography and Landscapes 

  • Coasts
  • Hazards
  • Water and carbon cycle

Human Geography

  • Global systems and global governance
  • Contemporary urban environments
  • Changing places

How will I be assessed?

You will take two final examinations, each worth 40% of your grade. These are 2 hours, 30 minutes each.

You will also complete a written fieldwork investigation (non-examined assessment), worth 20%.

What else can I get involved in?

For information on all our enrichment opportunities, please see our enrichment programme here.

Further Education and Careers in Geography

Courses you could study at university include:

  • Archaeology
  • Economics
  • Forensic Science
  • Geography
  • Marine and Ocean Sciences

Careers which require an Geography qualification include:

  • Cartographer
  • Commercial Surveyor
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Geographical Information Systems Officer
  • Planning and Development Surveyor
  • Town Planner

Preparation Work

Please look at this work which will prepare you for your studies.