What will I learn in Geography?
Geography deals with the study of places, the interactions between humans and the surrounding environment. It includes the study of social, cultural, economic, and physical aspects. Geography gives a fuller understanding of spatial distribution of societies on the Earth’s surface. Physical geography topics include weather, landscapes, soil, water, coasts, and ecology. Human geography topics include population, settlements, energy, and economic activities such as farming, fishing, manufacturing industries and tourism. No previous knowledge is required since the subject covers topics from a global, regional, and local perspective giving you all necessary fundamentals for related more advanced studies.
How will I benefit from studying Geography?
You will gain an insight of the physical systems that influence everyday life as well as obtain an understanding of dynamics associated with the human environment. Furthermore, following the two-year course you will gain analytical, and problem-solving skills which will prove useful when conducting future research and studies.
Are there any special considerations?
- IPAL students intending to study geography at A Level in 1 year must be in possession of the 2 short-term fieldwork reports and the individual fieldwork report.
What textbooks and/or resources do I need?
Waugh, D. (2009), Geography: An Integrated Approach, 4th edition. Nelson, Walton-on-Thames – ISBN 9781408504079