What will you do on this course?
The IB is taught at both Higher (HL) and Standard Level (SL), and covers the core theme of patterns and change (population distribution, global climate – vulnerability and resilience, global resource consumption and security). The core extension at HL are power, places and networks, human development and diversity, global risks and resilience. There are then options topics where two are studied at SL and three at HL. The topics studied at Sidcot are oceans and coastal margins, food and health and geophysical hazards.
How will you be assessed?
There are two written examinations for Standard Level and three written examinations for Higher Level. There is also an internal assessment that is a written fieldwork project.
What could this course lead to?
Geography offers a key role in forming a bridge between the scientific, analytical view of the world and the role of human activity, which would be of great benefit to those considering future involvement in environmental issues. Geography can be studied as a Science, Arts or Humanities discipline at degree level, either as a pure subject or in conjunction with other subjects, or as specific sub-areas of study.
Geography is a facilitating subject and allows students to gain skills desirable to a wide range of careers.