Geography

From volcanic eruptions with catastrophic impacts, to a global population of over 7 billion people, now really is the time to be a part of a subject which aims to understand the way we fit into our interconnected and fragile world. Geography is all around us and is part of our everyday lives. With climate change increasing the number of hurricanes to increasing water and food shortages, never has the subject of Geography been more important.

Students follow a 2 year linear A-Level course following the AQA specification. It has a mixture of Physical and Human Geography elements to broaden your Geographical horizons.

The Units:

  • Water and the Carbon Cycle
  • Hazards
  • Glacial Systems & Cold Environments
  • Global Systems
  • Changing Places
  • Population and Environment

Where the course leads

Studying Geography provides you with valuable skills and a firm base for life-long learning.  Geography has always been, highly regarded by universities and employers. As such, many of our students continue on to further study at university to become town planners, retail experts, oceanographers, volcanologists, weather experts, teachers and many, many more!

Entry requirements

To study Geography within the Sixth Form, you should also have an interest in the world around you, have an excellent work ethic and be prepared to get involved in an enthusiastic and exciting department.

Level 5 minimum at English GCSE.

Grade 6 at Geography GCSE.

Exam board and syllabus: AQA Exams – 2 X 40% papers Fieldwork – 20% (4000 words)

For further advice contact: Miss Yarnold

Specification: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/geography/specifications/AQA-7037-SP-2016.PDF

 

Latest News

Truth or Lies?!

The enrichment session undertaken by the Geography team on the 29th January comprised of a climate change spin – ‘truth or lies’?  Students were encouraged to challenge their thinking on whether climate change is actually happening and the evidence that currently exists to prove and disprove this – with a classic David Attenborough input, it’s not a Geography session without him! Sixth formers were fully engaged in contributing as a

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Year 13 Geography students take action on climate change

This week, in recognition of the stand students across the world are taking to prompt our governments acting further on the issue of climate change, our Year 13 A-Level Geography students wrote to our local MP, Michael Tomlinson, to express our concerns on the issue of climate change and the actions the government should be taking to mitigate against it. Read our letter here.

A-Level Geography trip to Corfe Castle

A-Level Geography trip to Corfe Castle turned from a trip studying changing places to a trip studying hazards in the space of an hour…..even had our photo’s used by the BBC! http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/16331707.firefighters-tackling-fire-on-hillside-in-corfe-castle/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/2636445-swanage/0#pinnedpost_5b3c8cbc84181e068d1b91f3 https://mobile.twitter.com/purbeck_geog/status/1014430026736029697

Humanities Taster Session

On Wednesday 21st March, nearly a hundred Year 5 and 6 students from many of our partner primary schools visited The Purbeck School for an afternoon taster session in History and Geography. The students, and some keen parents, enjoyed both a History and a Geography session where they experienced some of the learning and skills that they will enjoy when they move to Secondary education. The photo shows a group

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