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About the course…

Do you want to explore how the environment works and how our interactions affect it?

Geography gives you the skills to understand the fast changing world we live in today. It is an exploration of the changes in space and place over time, looking at both human behaviour and natural world processes. It is therefore an extremely exciting subject and one that combines approaches from both social and physical sciences.

We provide a balance of both the human and physical topics. Some of the main areas covered are coastal landscape systems, hazardous earth (volcanoes and earthquakes), geography of disease, global migration systems, global governance of human rights, the earth’s life support systems and urban geography.

Why study with us…

  • We undertake several day trips to the local area and make use of the geography on our doorstep. We also visit the Lake District as part of a week-long residential trip to help prepare you with the skills to succeed in the NEA (coursework).
  • For your coursework, you get to pick any topic that interests you within the syllabus.
  • You will hear from guest speakers about current biological issues and attend university workshops. Enrichment sessions are run by CEFAS personnel on marine biology and the UEA on cutting-edge genetic techniques.  

Where Geography can take you…

Many students go on to study degrees such as geography, geology, environmental science and civil engineering.

As Geography gives a wide range of analytical skills, it is highly valued in careers such as cartography, climate change analysis, meteorology, chartered surveying and estate agency, tourism and recreation management, local government, water conservation, as well as in businesses in the insurance and energy sectors.

Entry requirements…

  • Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study
  • You will need a minimum grade 6 in GCSE Geography

Course Alumni

Alfie Armstrong

Studied: Geography, Economics and Politics

Next Steps: Studying Geography at Manchester University

I thoroughly enjoyed the lessons. The teachers always put in lots of effort to keep us engaged.