The Geography department at Ebbw Fawr Learning Community is a cohesive unit, providing a useful insight into the world around us. The aims and influence of the Geography department stretch well beyond the classroom, involving pupils in a wide variety of practical exercises and fieldwork.
Geography is a subject that encompasses many different life skills, from map interpretation to statistics and economics.
The world is always changing. Geography gives you the chance to learn about these changes.
You will learn how to:
Why study Geography
Geography is well known as a subject that links to all other subjects in the
A good grade will help to move you on to any AS, Applied A Level or BTEC course. You may want to continue your study of geography or take a course such as a BTEC National in Travel and Tourism which has a more work related approach.
The skills you develop can lead you to employment opportunities in journalism, media, engineering, Armed Forces, ICT, travel and tourism, environmental management, marketing, business management and teaching. Geographers are everywhere!
The course is modular. You will take exams throughout the two years and the marks will be added together to make your final grade.
Controlled Assessment (25%)
You would complete two controlled assessment tasks:
The specification offers plenty of opportunities for fieldwork in either physical or human themes. River or coastal processes and landforms are popular options. In recent years we have conducted fieldwork along the Barry coastline, in Cardiff and the Black Mountains.
Mr C Walters
Mr P Tucker
Mr M Thomas