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Geography

Staff Contact

Mrs Caroline McLarty: cmclarty@farmors.gloucs.sch.uk

Course Content

Geography will inspire you to learn more about the world around you. The course is topical and will develop your perceptions and stimulate your investigative and analytical skills. Course content includes both Physical and Human Geography. Physical Geography covers water and carbon cycles as well as coastal landscapes. Human Geography covers global systems and governance as well as populations and the environment. 

Exams: There are two equally weighted exams at the end of Y13 as well as a piece of coursework that makes up 20% of the final grade. This coursework is a 3000 to 4000-word individual investigation. 

Exam Board AQA

Results 2019

A*-B 56% | A*-C 81% | A*-E 100%

Entry requirements

Sixth Form entry criteria plus grade 4 or above in GCSE Geography if taken.

Career Opportunities

Geography is regarded as a facilitating subject and is welcomed by universities for almost any degree course.

Degrees in Geography

Degrees in Planning and Urban development

Degrees in Anthropology

Degrees in Oceanography

Degrees in Environment Studies

Degrees in Teaching

Estate Management

Trips, Industry Links and Work Experience

Field Trips to Wales, Bristol and also the local area such as rivers.

One of the things the Sixth Form does well is to make sure that you are on top of your work and track your progress well to ensure you have the best possible outcome for grades.

Student Exit Survey.

 

Student profile


Harry Jones

Previous school Kingshill

Studying Geography, Biology and Chemistry

Ambition to take a gap year to travel to Asia and train to become a Scuba Diving Instructor