ABOUT THE COURSE
Do you want to explore how the environment works and how our interactions affect it?
Geography describes and explains the past, present and future and impacts on human behaviour, affecting all aspects of our everyday lives. It is therefore an extremely exciting subject and one that combines approaches from both social and physical sciences. Some of the main topics covered include:
– Coastal landscape systems
– Changing spaces: making places (urban geography)
– Hazardous Earth (volcanoes and earthquakes)
– Earth’s life support systems (carbon and water cycle; Amazon and Arctic tundra case study focus)
– Geography of disease
– Global migration systems
– Global governance of human rights
WHAT WE ADD
You will be given the opportunity to undertake an independent investigation on a topic of particular interest. There will also be a residential field course to the Lake District, as well as a number of one-day field visits around East Anglia.
You’ll also hear talks from experts on issues ranging from coastal management, to town planners who have involved our students in planning how to bring urban regeneration to derelict parts of Lowestoft.
HOW CAN I STANDOUT WITH GEOGRAPHY?
Many students go on to study degrees such as geography, geology, environmental science, or civil engineering. As geography gives a wide range of analytical skills, it is also highly valued in career areas such as chartered surveying and estate agency, tourism and recreation management, local government as well as businesses in the insurance and energy sectors.
– Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study
– Grade 4 in GCSE Maths