There has never been a better or more important time to study Geography. Geography is a wide-ranging subject, which brings together the study of people and their environment. It relates to the many social, economic and environmental problems of the contemporary world and allows consideration of different perspectives.
New insights are afforded by topics as varied as the carbon cycle, postmodern-western cities and the ever changing topic of global governance and climate change.
Geographers are both literate and numerate, having the ability to analyse concepts from a scientific, human, physical or environmental viewpoint. Geography is a multi-disciplinary subject and is a highly regarded A-Level by Universities.
Physical Geography tends to be a concrete factual subject whereas Human Geography gives scope for discussion, argument and even disagreement! The study of both human and physical geography as part of the new A-Level produces rounded, analytical and sought-after students.
Fieldwork is an integral part of Geography A-Level. Geographers have a minimum of four days fieldwork experience in both the collection, interpretation and evaluation of data. This involves a residential experience.
The department also has close links with the School of Geography at the University of Lincoln where students are able to attend undergraduate lectures and speak with lecturers to build on their knowledge and understanding at a higher level.
External speakers are often invited to speak with our A-Level students; recent speakers include the Geographical Association and the Environment Agency.
In order to cover the core fieldwork skills required for this specification, LMS students participate in a residential fieldwork visit. Recent destinations have included Snowdonia and The Lake District. The cost for the visit is approximately £250. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the bi-annual visit to Iceland and study days in London as part of their preparation for external examinations.