Why study this A Level subject?
Geography involves the study of important global issues that matter now. It is compatible with all other A Levels and can help to provide a bridge between arts and science subjects. It has a broad skills base and an independent research component which helps to prepare students for university.
Topics of study at A Level
AS: Climate Change, Hydrology, Tectonics, Settlement, Population
A2: Glaciation, Development, Sustainable Cities, Energy, Food and Water Supplies
Opportunities beyond the classroom
Conferences, and fieldwork in Cardiff, Snowdonia & summer glacial walk. Eco-schools Committee.
What this subject might lead to
Community Development, Environmental Management, Petro-chemical industry, Urban Planning, Demographic study, Meteorological / climate science, National Park / Estate management, Water supply distribution, Flood management engineer, Real estate appraisal, I.T. cartography/remote sensing/Geographical Information Systems, Agriculture, Tourism, International politics,.
Suggested entrance requirement (if applicable)
B grade at GCSE desirable to ensure a good foundation of locational knowledge, basic geographical processes and subject specific terminology.