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A true geographer appreciates the interlinked nature of the world around him or her, and the unique ability we have to analyse and interpret these relationships. As a Geography student you will study a range of topics such as traditional physical landscapes and ecosystems; the concept of sovereignty and the nation state; and contemporary issues such as new Cultural Geography.

You will develop a number of skills:

  • Intellectual skills, such as critically evaluating theories and judging evidence in order to make informed decisions and to develop reasoned arguments
  • Research skills, such as using a range of technical methods for the collection and analysis of spatial and environmental data and undertaking fieldwork
  • Transferable skills, such as teamwork, problem solving, IT skills, communication skills
  • Synoptic skills, drawing knowledge from across your studies and even other A levels to bring together a more holistic view of the world.

All students will undertake four days of fieldwork which is mostly covered in a single residential course, as well as London-based trips. This is the chance to practise for university-style data collection which is less directed and more unique to your own interests and strengths.

Paper 1: Physical Geography

  • Water and carbon cycles
  • Hot desert environments or coastal systems and landscapes
  • Hazards or ecosystems under stress or cold environments

Paper 2: Human Geography

  • Global systems and global governance
  • Changing places
  • Contemporary urban environments or population and the environment or resource security