A Level Course

Why should I study Geography at Moor Park?

Geography is a unique discipline in that it can be classified as both a science and an art, making it a great choice to study alongside any combination of subjects. The geography department here at Moor Park is one with a wealth of experience and expertise in A Level teaching. You will be taught by staff who have passion and enthusiasm for their subject and draw upon personal experience of travel and life skills in order to deliver a very interesting, adventurous and contemporary course. Geography has a very important part to play in an increasingly globalised world. This is why we offer a course that engenders a greater awareness of the challenges that face our planet now and in the future.

What will the course involve?

Geography simply has something for everyone. It covers a diverse range of themes such as earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis, spread of disease, migration, global warming, biodiversity, population pressure, the global economy, geopolitics, world cities and many more. Geography is not just a classroom based subject; it involves fieldtrips and active research, making it accessible to a wide range of students.

How will I be assessed?

This is a linear course of study examined at the end of the year. Two written exams and a geographical investigations coursework piece.

Enrichment within the Geography course

Alongside a number of fieldtrips, we offer a range of exciting and interesting opportunities that complement the course and further enhance individual skills, knowledge and understanding. These include visits from geography ambassadors, competitions such as Young Geographer of the Year and the chance to be involved in partnership work with other schools internationally.

Where does this course lead?

Universities and employers look favourably upon students with a geography background and the wide range of transferable skills that studying geography brings. The range of careers that geographers go into is about as broad as the subject itself, from international relations to medicine; business and economics to travel and tourism; conservation to city planning.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

You will need at least a Grade C at GCSE on the Higher Tier.

Exam Board: AQA