This term the A-Level Geography students participated in Geography Fieldwork with Mrs Hill and Mr Petrie.

This involved them touring the city of Birmingham observing the spectacular sights of Corporation Street, The Bull Ring, the new HS2 Curzon Street Station, Millennium Point, China Town, The Mailbox and Symphony Hall.

To top it all off they finished with a visit to Birmingham Library and got the opportunity to get a panoramic view of this amazing city right from the top!

The aim of this fieldwork was to practise A level fieldwork techniques in preparation for their NEA.

This included completing questionnaires on perceptions of the Bullring redevelopment scheme and the HS2 link investment. This included studying its popularity when counting pedestrian number in both geographical areas.

Students also completed environmental quality index surveys in Grand Central and the Mailbox.

They compared places through photographic analysis over time and completed retail surveys throughout the city, to investigate shopping trends in 2024.

Careers in Geography

Many of our geography students may see this as an opportunity to discover the many career opportunities that studying Geography can bring. This can include careers in urban design and architecture; civil engineering; and construction.

Geography is the only subject where you can complete fieldwork in which a range of transferable skills are developed. This is something that employers find valuable.

Whilst studying processes and systems, you select research questions, apply relevant techniques and find appropriate ways to analyse and communicate your findings.

This makes the subject truly relevant and brings many issues on an ever evolving landscape to light.

Well done to all those Geographers in attendance who excelled in their studies on the day!