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Sixth Form (Ages 16-18)

Geography A level

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At King's College

Geography is the study of earth as the home of people.

Yi-Fu Tuan, Geographer

An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment.

Sir David Attenborough, Broadcaster
 

Why Study Geography?

The course is an issues-based approach to studying geography, enabling pupils to explore and evaluate contemporary geographical questions and issues such as the consequences of globalisation, responses to hazards, water insecurity and climate change. There are opportunities for fieldwork during the course and individual research and investigation is a key feature.

Fieldwork is an essential component of geography, and thus pupils will have opportunities to develop their understanding beyond the classroom environment. 

There are four days of field trips, one of which is a residential, and is an expectation of the course. The total cost of these is £200. There will also be an opportunity to attend an optional overseas trip during the course. 

It would be helpful for pupils to have a prior knowledge of geography through experience of the GCSE, but this is not a requirement. Rather those pupils considering taking geography at A level should be inspired by the human and physical environment around them and wish to develop their understanding of our changing world.

Geography Rocks

The Wegener Society is our school geography society named after the famous German meteorologist and geophysicist, Alfred Wegener. During his lifetime he was primarily known for his achievements in meteorology and as a pioneer of polar research, but today he is most remembered as the originator of the theory of continental drift. The society welcomes guest speakers to talk on a variety of geographical topics.

Andrew Edwards

BA, University of Wales
Head of Geography

Jonty Lawford

BA, University of Birmingham
Geography Teacher

Abigail Godfrey

MA, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Geography Teacher

Jodie Atkins

Bsc, Royal Holloway University
Geography Teacher
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