Geography is an adventure that starts here and will last you a life time. All our
geography teachers are passionate about the subject. We live our subject and travel
the world to discover more. The subject content is contemporary, engaging and tackles
important issues at local and global scales such as environmental awareness and
At AS there is an annual residential fieldtrip to the Isle of Arran in Scotland
which prepares students for the skills exam. Although Geography has a unique suite
of skills and knowledge, many skills and topic areas will actively support other
subjects. Geographers are highly valued in the workplace because they possess the
variety of skills that employers look for.
The fieldtrip to Arran solidified my Geography knowledge and as a new comer to St Paul’s, helped me to bond with the group.
Geography allow me to view the world from another perspective
Nothing is more interesting than applying what you have learnt in the classroom to the real world, that's why I chose geography
Geography is present, it's happening now and everything we learn can be related to issues in the news and the world around us and allows us to get involved in the world we live in.
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Component 1 (50%)
Physical Geography and People and the Environment - Glacial systems and landscapes (40 marks), Contemporary Urban Environments (40 marks). Assessment: 1.5hr paper
Component 2 (50%)
Human Geography and Geography Fieldwork Investigation - Changing places (40 marks), Residential Fieldwork visit to Arran, Scotland (40 marks). Assessment: 1.5hr paper
Component 1 (40%)
Physical Geography - Water and carbon cycles (36 marks), Ecosystems under stress (48 marks), Glacial systems and landscapes (36 marks). Assessment: 2.5hr paper
Component 2 (40%)
Human Geography - Global Systems and Global Governance (36 marks), Changing Places (36 marks), Contemporary Urban Environments (48 marks). Assessment: 2.5hr paper
Component 3 (20%)
Geography Fieldwork Investigation - Geographical Investigation (60 marks): Marked and moderated