Geography – A Level

Do you dream of working in environmental jobs? Or perhaps in business, finance, retail, planning or overseas development. Geography is a valuable first step.

The first year of Geography covers core human and physical geography. A wide range of topics, many contemporary and present day topical issues, are considered through specific case studies. Topics include rivers, floods and management, desert environments, global population change and resource security. The wide range of modules may be of particular interest to prospective Medicine students and Biologists. You will also develop a variety of geographical skills which will broaden and deepen your existing knowledge, allow you a greater degree of independence and stimulate your analytical skills.

The topics in the second year include examining geological hazards like volcanoes, tsunamis and earthquakes. Human topics include world cities, retailing and urban regeneration. You will be required to undertake an independent investigation into a topic of your own choice and interest (20% of the A Level grade).

Geography goes particularly well with Geology so students reinforce their own learning. There is the opportunity to participate in local fieldwork in Teesside and York and also to go further afield to places such as Manchester or London. Geography is a very well-respected and broad qualification that equips you well for university and employment in almost any subject or field.