Students study human geography topics such as development, globalisation, urbanisation and population. The course covers physical geography topics such as tectonic plates, weather and climate, ecosystems and water. Students will look at how people live in other parts of the world and compare this to their own lives. They will also have the opportunity to take part in field studies to get hands-on experience outside of the classroom.
Geography is an academically robust subject which spans the social and physical sciences and promotes a lifelong interest and fascination in how the world works. It is part of the academic group of English Baccalaureate GCSE subjects and the Russell Group of universities has recognised A Level Geography as one of their preferred ‘facilitating subjects’; which supports an application into a wide range of undergraduate courses.