Geography is the study of Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments and so bridges the social sciences (Human Geography) with the natural sciences (Physical Geography). A Level Geography will enable students to develop an understanding and knowledge of different geographical concepts and processes. It will raise awareness of current issues over the use of resources, the impact and management of hazards, changing urban and physical landscapes, our global interactions and the environmental impact of our globally growing population.
Since 2013 we have enjoyed a 100% pass rate and in 2015, 97% of students achieved A*-C in A Level Geography. The Geography department is well resourced and adopts a wide range of teaching styles to promote active learning. Students participate in online learning, discussions, presentations as well as taking lead role in decision making and problem solving exercises.
There is a compulsory residential field trip in March of the first year which costs approximately £200
What else can you do on this course?
In addition to classroom studies, visiting speakers from universities and industry supplement the student experience and we run a compulsory residential trip to Blencathra in the Lake District. There will also be opportunities to carry out additional fieldwork more locally. We offer the opportunity to take part in an overseas residential trip. Locations include Iceland, Sicily and New York.