What is Geography? Geography is the study of the earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live. Geography is unique in bridging the social sciences (human geography) with the natural sciences (physical geography). Geography puts this understanding of social and physical processes within the context of places and regions - recognising the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world, and the links between them. Understanding the causes of differences and inequalities between places and social groups is a focus of much of the newer developments in human geography. Why study Geography? Geography is becoming more important in our world. Every day the news is filled with reports on climate change, issues about where we live and how we travel, natural disasters and human conflicts, what we eat and where it comes from and developments in local and global business. We live in a world where the richest 225 individual people have an income equal to the poorest 47 percent of the planet’s entire population (over 3 billion people). It’s important to understand what’s going on if we are to make informed choices about how we live and change the world for the better.
The standard offer for all A level programmes is 5 subject passes at Grade 5.This must include English Language and Maths. For some subjects such as Further Maths ,Science and psychology, there will be additional requirements.
You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 in Geography, which could lead onto higher education in areas of geography, humanities, science or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go on to a job related to geography. The qualification will also help you to develop general skills that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.