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Geography bridges the gap between humanities and science (at university, Geography is available as both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree). Geography A level is a facilitating subject, which means that it can be helpful for a whole range of university courses and will help you keep your options open. A level geography links well with History, Statistics and Science.
A Level geography offers a selection of new, interesting topics not covered at GCSE level, and allows you to go into greater depth in some key elements previously studied. It covers both the physical and human environments and the complex interaction of processes that shape our world. It will also show the applied side of the subject - how human intervention affects the environment and how people adapt and mitigate the effects of processes on their environment.
There is plenty of room for discussion and extended research, which will help you become an independent thinker and learner. By the time you get to your exams, you will be able to show your understanding of a range of opinions and be able to illustrate your answers with case studies from local, national and international examples.
You will be encouraged to frame your own questions using higher level thinking skills and show your grasp of complex issues through report and essay writing. Fieldwork will be an essential part of your A-Level course.