Grade 6 in GCSE Geography
Why Choose Geography?
Geography is an academically robust subject which spans the social and physical sciences and promotes a lifelong interest and fascination in how the world works. The Russell Group of universities has recognised A- level Geography as one of their preferred ‘facilitating subjects’, which supports an application into a wide range of undergraduate courses. At WKGS we have an excellent tradition of developing students who either go on to specialise in Geography or use it to support their future choices. Degrees and careers are many and varied with A-level geographers recently combining it with the sciences to study Medicine, Veterinary, Dentistry or Geophysics, Geochemistry, Geology, Environmental Science or Oceanography. With Maths you could also consider Meteorology. In the arts, students have used A-level Geography to study Economics, Town and Country Planning, Landscape Architecture, Law, Product Design, Fashion, Business Administration, or Tourism. Completing a Geography degree keeps options open with the subject being available as both an Arts or Science degree, contributing to the reputation of Geography having very high graduate employment rates (Guardian newspaper). So choose this subject to keep your options well and truly open. The skills you gain ﬁt well into many careers, plus our ﬁeld trip experiences are unforgettable.
What is Involved?
Two main areas of study - Physical and Human Geography are well represented with a chance (Year 2) to undertake your own unique piece of ﬁeld investigation. Skills are mastered from our extensive six days of ﬁeldwork (including three days in the Lakes).
Year 1 - Tectonic Processes considers the causes of, impacts and responses to tectonic (earthquake, volcano and tsunami) hazards. Optional ﬁeldwork includes London and Iceland. Landscape Systems studies glacial processes, landforms and landscapes. Fieldwork is in the Lakes. Globalisation considers impacts for different people and places. Our optional ﬁeldwork in China really helps here. Shaping Places studies how places develop their own personal identities. This could be Liverpool (ﬁeldwork) or the success in Shanghai’s redevelopment.
Year 2 - The Water Cycle and the Carbon Cycle consider impacts of these cycles and future consequences for water insecurity and the global energy debate.
Superpowers considers the reasons for shifting economic and political power and the impacts of countries such as Russia, China and the USA on the world. Topics include: Health, Human Rights, Migration and Identity.
of A-level students achieved grades A*-B
of A-level students achieved grades A*-C
of A-level students achieved grades A*-E
What we’ve been up to…
Self-Care September - Day 17. Notice what you are feeling, without any judgement. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/XGrDBR0Hkc
7T have been challenging their perceptions of place this morning and assessing the environmental quality of Graham Road #WKGSY7 #geography #fieldwork @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/h4QNRpBP4p
Self-Care September - Day 16. Leave positive messages for you to see regularly. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/1oEpdI0pcp
Last week we welcomed our new #WKGSY12 with a fantastically successful induction programme. Students have enjoyed (despite the rain!) some team-building activities with @wiseupteam as well as some healthy competition with interform rounders and bench ball. #WKGSCommunity https://t.co/thcPX15JvZ
Yr9 have got the rocks out learning about the geology of the UKs physical landscape #WKGSY9 #geologyrocks @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/Sq7q8YN9c1
Self-Care September - Day 15. Find a caring, calming phrase to say to yourself when you feel low. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/MlBDdqiJlB
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and able Art Technician to start as soon as possible. Prior experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential. Closing date: Monday 20th September Please visit the following page for more information: wkgs.org/latest-news/va… https://t.co/NtzDcntdCn
Self-Care September - Day 14. If you are busy, allow yourself time to pause and take a break. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/219xy3drtX
Self-Care September - Day 13. Be as kind to yourself as you would a loved one. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/S68wRbKlmH
Self-Care September - Day 12. Get active outside and give yourself a natural boost. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/vnXZdU3qwI
Self-Care September - Day 11. Make time to do something you enjoy. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/Al14DwwZV4
Self-Care September - Day 10. When you find things hard, remember it's ok to not be ok. #Wellbeing #SelfCareSeptember @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/kUHkdRiLJ5