Why study Geography?

“Geography students hold the key to the world’s problems.” (Michael Palin)

Geography is the dynamic study of current and globally important issues. It will open your eyes to the world around you, enrich your life and encourage you to go on a journey. Geography will teach you many skills and includes fieldwork research which also helps to prepare you for university.

Topics of study at A-Level

Water and Carbon Cycles, Cold Environments, Hazards, Global Systems and Governance, Changing Places and Contemporary Urban Environments.


Opportunities beyond the classroom

Fieldwork in Cardiff, Snowdonia residential & Herefordshire glacial features walk. Individual research with tutor support.

What this subject might lead to

Community development, environmental management, petro-chemical industry, urban planning, demographic study, meteorological/ climate science, national park/estate management, water supply distribution, flood management, civil engineer, real estate appraisal, geographical information systems, agriculture, tourism, international politics and charities. Geography graduates find themselves employed in many areas.

Suggested entrance requirement (if applicable)

Grade 6 at GCSE desirable to ensure a good foundation of locational knowledge, basic geographical processes and subject specific terminology.