Geography - Prestatyn Sixth
Qualification type: Level 3 GCE AS & GCE A
The Geography A level course is suited to students with an enquiring mind, it encompasses a broad range of skills developed through modules relating to plate tectonics, volcanism and earthquake activity, coastal processes and landforms and changing urban environments. Global governance of people and the oceans is a central theme studied at A2 along side water and carbon cycles, weather and climate and development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Students are expected to research, analyse, present and interpret data as well as plan fieldwork and data collection methods.
Progression routes: Degree courses in geography, conservation and environmental management, economics and geochemistry. Geographers are among the most employable due to the wideranging ICT, research, communication and analytical skills that they possess. Career opportunities include climatologist, environmental manager, urban planner, GIS specialist, cartographer, emergency management, teaching, demographer.