Geography is unique in bridging the social sciences (human geography) with the natural sciences (physical geography).
Human geography concerns the understanding of the dynamics of cultures, societies and economies, and physical geography concerns the understanding of the dynamics of physical landscapes and the environment. There is a strong focus on interpretive & investigative skills and analyses in both years. 10% of the A level is composed of statistics, so some confidence is required in Mathematics.
They should begin to make links between the topics within the course, and their other studies as well as how their studies apply to the wider world.
Many of the issues studied are current, so a keen awareness of current affairs is helpful.
Alternatively, geography can be used to gain access to the agricultural industry and the mining industry abroad and this opens up a whole new bunch of opportunities.
Dealing with vital issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation, social issues and natural hazards, A level Geography is one of the most relevant subjects you could choose to study.
One is on Physical geography and people and the environment and the other on Human geography and geography fieldwork investigation.
At A Level you have one 2.5 hour exam on physical geography and one 2.5 hour exam on human geography.
Students study many core components of geography including Global hazards, Urban Futures, Natural Hazards, Dynamic development, the UK in the 21st Century, Resource Reliance, and Climate Change.
There is a strong element of problem-solving and analytical skills within the course.