Geography

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What will you study


G1.  Changing Physical Environments.
• Investigating Climate Change
Looking at the evidence for short and long term climate change, the causes of climate change, strategies to address climate change and evaluating the success of various strategies.
• Investigating Tectonic and Hydrological Change
Studying the physical processes of plate tectonics, studies of volcanoes and earthquakes and the management of these tectonic hazards.  Examining hydrological processes, the causes and consequences of river flooding and flood management.

G2.  Changing Human Environments
• Investigating Population Change
Studying demographic change, how and why populations change naturally, migration, causes and impacts of changing gender structures and the challenges e.g. Aids facing countries.
• Investigating Settlement Change
Focuses on social and cultural variations in settlements, issues of the inner city and CBD (focusing on Liverpool)and the changes to rural settlements. Local examples are used to illustrate geographical theory.
Fieldtrips are an essential part of the course to enable pupils to see examples that are studied in the classroom, to gather primary data and develop data collection techniques. Pupils will visit a local river to investigate  flood perceptions and Liverpool to assess inner city issues and redevelopment of the city centre.

 

Who is the course for?

Geography is an ideal course for anyone that is interested in the changing world in which we live.
Geography is a good subject to choose for people with good communication and analytical skills, good use of ICT and those who are spatially, environmentally and socially aware.  If you look at your surroundings and ask questions Geography is ideal for you.
Statistics show that compared with other subjects, geographers are among the most employable.
Employers value the wide-ranging computer, research communication and analytical skills that Geography students bring to the market.

Entry requirements

5 Higher grade passes including GCSE Geography and English.

How you will be assessed

G1 Changing Physical Environments (50% of AS qualification, 25% of A level).
G2 Changing Human Environments
(50% of AS qualification, 25% of A level).

Both papers G1 and G2 will be examined in the summer term.
Both papers are 1 hour 30 minutes long and consist of 3 questions, including one based on fieldwork techniques.

Progression routes

While there aren’t many job titles that are “Geographer,” there are many types of positions that fit well with Geography including: Climatologist, Environmental Management, Urban Planner / Community Development, GIS Specialist, Cartographer, Emergency Management, Teaching, Demographer.

 

 

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