BSc Honours

Geography

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Course delivery:

Classroom based

Course duration?

2 Year(s)

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In Year 12 students study two core units:
? G1: Changing Physical Environments
Within this unit there are 2 themes ? Investigating climate change and Investigating tectonic and hydrological change. This is tested by three structured questions with stimulus material, one of which tests research and fieldwork.
? G2: Changing Human Environments
Within this unit there are 2 themes ? Investigating Population Change and Investigating Settlement Change. This is tested by three structured questions with stimulus material, one of which tests research and fieldwork.
Skills studied include: investigative, cartographic, graphical, ICT and statistical skills.
In both Year 12 and 13 students will undertake fieldwork when
appropriate and will be expected to go to a field studies centre in such places as The Lake District or Malham Cove for 2/3 nights to collect data, practice investigation skills and prepare for their fieldwork investigation and exams based upon it. Where appropriate local geographical sites will be visited to see real geography outside of the classroom.
There are direct links with careers in town and country planning, cartography, police, army, surveying, public service industries, tourism, transport planning, the water industry and environmental work.
Careers in education, industry and finance can also be linked to the study of Geography.

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