Students who enjoy Geography can stay on in the Sixth Form to study A Level Geography. Geography will appeal to those students who have an interest in and concern for the environment, and who are interested in current affairs. Students follow the Edexcel A Level Geography course (9GEO). Students will learn about many contrasting places and events around the world but they should enjoy finding out their own answers – not just being told them!
Geography enables students to develop a range of transferable skills which will be useful for their other A Level subjects, at university and in the workplace. Students will be expected to engage fully during lessons: participating in discussion and completing written tasks to the highest possible standard. Students will develop and extend their knowledge of locations, places, environments and processes, and at varying scales, from local to global. They will gain an understanding of the interactions between people and environments enabling them to successfully apply their geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and approaches appropriately and creatively to real world issues, such as resource management, climate change and atmospheric hazards. A Level 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.
Geography is, in the broadest sense, an education for life and for living. Learning through Geography helps students to be more socially and environmentally sensitive, informed and responsible citizens. Students will be expected to attend a residential field trip to North Norfolk in Year 12 where they will practise fieldwork techniques to help them prepare for the exams. They will also have an opportunity to visit Canary Wharf to evaluate the success of urban regeneration.