Geography is an exciting, dynamic and challenging subject to study at A Level, helping students to acquire and apply knowledge and understanding of physical and human processes and appreciate how places, environments and issues change.
It provides an understanding of how decisions are made about the use and management of resources and environments and allows students to clarify and develop their own values and attitudes in relation to geographical issues and questions.
The A-Level course comprises Physical Geography (40%), Human Geography (40%) and coursework (20%). Fieldwork plays a vital role in understanding the full nature of the subject and there are a number of days out in the local area, providing an opportunity for boys to select a theme for their coursework.
Geography works well with a variety of science-based and humanities subjects. Global Economics and Systems has been introduced to the current specification linking well with Economics. We take great pride in recent results and the number of Sixth Form geographers who move on to study the subject or similar pathways at leading universities.
The Geography department is an innovative and lively one, complete with four subject specialists and a commitment to enriching the course with lectures from leading academics and regular overseas trips – including recent ventures to Switzerland, Sicily and Iceland.