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The Basics

  • Study the physical processes that have helped create our world
  • Understand how humans are continually changing the world around us
  • Learn a range of skills such as essay writing, evaluating, and analysing key information
  • Up to date relevant examples which are happening in the world right now

Is this course for me?

Geography is the study of the world around us and our interactions with it. If you want to know more about how our world is changing and how humans are accelerating this change, then this could be the course for you.

What will I learn?

The A Level course builds on the skills and understanding learnt at GCSE developing further your analytical and evaluative skills.

We study physical topics such as tectonics, coastal landscapes and the water cycle to find out how our globe operates.

We look at human topics such as globalisation and superpowers to find out how humans are living in an ever more interconnected world.

We find out the consequences of this by looking at topics such as health and human rights and find out which countries are the winners and losers.

You will carry out your own independent investigation to find out how urban regeneration in Hull has transformed the city – or has it? You will also carry out primary fieldwork skills to discover the impacts of the City of Culture on Hull now and also in the future.

Anything else I need to know?

There are lots of opportunities for fieldwork at local, national and international scales. You will need to collect data to complete your personal investigation as part of the A Level.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements: Standard A Level entry criteria, including grade 4 in GCSE Geography.

Future Careers 

Geography is full of transferable skills and is looked on favourably by employers and universities alike due to the analytical, statistical and critical evaluation skills that are present within it. Any job which involves interaction with people would benefit from someone who studied Geography.

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