Geography

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Geography

Geography is a diverse and engaging subject, led by our former Vice Principal Nick Dommett. Students explore not only the physical structure of the earth, but also the social structure and how the world is constantly changing. The study of Geography develops skills relating to map reading, data analysis and fieldwork, and also involves plenty of discussion and research to understand and work towards resolving global issues.

Course outline

Global Environments

  • Hot arid and semi-arid environments
  • Glacial and periglacial environments
  • Coastal environments
  • Tropical environments
  • Temperate environments
  • The atmospheric environment

Global Themes

  • Migration and urban change
  • Trade, debt and aid
  • People, place and conflicts
  • Energy and mineral resources
  • The provision of food
  • Tourism spaces

Geographical Issues

  • Tectonic hazards
  • Meteorological hazards
  • Hydrological hazards
  • Crime issues
  • Health issues
  • Spatial inequality and poverty issues

Research Topic

For examination in 2018:

  • Retail patterns
  • Deprivation
  • Fluvial geomorphology

Assesment

Global Environments

  • 50 marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes written paper
  • 20% of total Pre-U

Global Themes

  • 50 marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes written paper
  • 20% of total Pre-U

Geographical Issues

  • 105 marks
  • 2 hour 45 minutes written paper
  • 40% of total Pre-U

Research Topic

For examination in 2018:

  • Assessment of content from one of the topics 4.1-4.3
  • 50 marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes written paper
  • 20% of total Pre-U

Specification

Although we offer all exam boards as our courses are individually designed, our chosen specification is Cambridge Pre-U Geography (9768).

Tutors

Nick Dommett
LLB (Birm), LLM (SOAS), BSc (Imperial), MA (King’s), PhD (King’s)

Victoria Moore
BSc (Manchester), MSc (Manchester), PGCE (UCL/IOE)

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