Welcome to Geography at Roundwood Park School. I’m Sarah Mooney, Head of Geography. If you are interested in finding out more about the A level Geography course at Roundwood Park, please click on the video below. I have included my contact details at the end of the video if you would like further guidance or specific queries about your suitability for the course. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you the best of luck in deciding your next steps and Level 3 courses.
There has never been a better or more important time to study A level Geography. Dealing with vital issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation, social issues and natural hazards, A level Geography is one of the most relevant subjects you could choose to study. This course offers a wide variety of subject matter that is designed to provide an awareness of topical geographical issues and the interconnections between people and the environment. This course will appeal to students who are interested in topics such as climate change, economic growth, migration, natural hazards, regeneration and coastal geography. Emphasis is placed on how people interact with their environment and pupils will study sustainable solutions to the problems which arise. This is an innovative and exciting course that supports an enquiry based approach to learning, allowing students to develop decision making, GIS, analytical and fieldwork skills.
Fieldwork will be an essential part of your A Level course. You will have the opportunity to go on a residential trip and experience a different environment to the one where you live. This will be conducted in a coastal location and an area in which regeneration has taken place.
Geography combines well with both arts and science subjects. Geography is highly valued by universities as an A Level choice. The Russell Group report (PDF) published in 2011 names geography as one of the eight facilitating subjects. This is a subject most likely to be required or preferred for entry to degree courses and choosing facilitating subjects will keep more options open to you at university. In 2015 The Guardian identified geography as the ‘must-have A Level’.
“Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future” – Michael Palin