Geography students are very employable developing life-long skills that relate to big issues such as the environment, preserving our precious resources and cultural understanding. The field trips are great too.
What will I study?
Whether you’ve studied it at GCSE or not, Geography could be the right subject for you! It is a good general subject and keeps your future options open. Geography students develop the skills that employers are looking for – the ability to combine scientific principles with economic awareness, environmental concern and an appreciation and tolerance of people’s attitudes. During the course you will study climate change and population change, physical geography (such as coasts), development and sustainability (food, water and energy supplies).
Your work is assessed by written examination.
You will get to enjoy local study field trips. Recent visits have included locations such as Manchester and Snowdonia.
Where might it lead?
Many of our students continue their studies in Higher Education. Some study Geography by itself or combine it with another subject as a Joint Honours degree. Others study a Geography related course such as Environmental Management, American Studies or Town Planning. The list is almost endless. Whatever your chosen path after A Levels, Geography will provide you with opportunities to develop those all-important key skills that are appreciated by universities and employers.