Choosing Geography

Geography deals with the interactions between man and his environment on the Earth’s surface. It encompasses human (social and economic) and physical (scientific) aspects and their spatial distribution. Topics covered include map-reading, weather, landscapes and the coasts, population, towns and economic activities such as farming, industry and tourism. Such topics are studied from a global (world) and local (Maltese) perspective.

You can study Geography at:

Course Prerequisites Duration Lessons Practical/Tutorial Sessions
Advanced Level

Preferably studied Geography or Environmental Studies at SEC Level

2 years 5 lessons per week 1 tutorial per week
Intermediate Level No previous knowledge required 2 years 3 lessons per week N/A

Special Considerations:

  • IPAL students intending to study geography at A Level in 1 year must be in possession of the 2 short-term field work reports and the individual field work report.

Recommended Textbooks

  • Waugh, D. (2009) Geography: An Integrated Approach, 4th edition. Nelson, Walton-on-Thames – ISBN 9781408504079

The teaching programme is supplemented by:

  • Regular outings for fieldwork and excursions

Further Studies/Career opportunities

  • University of Malta/Foreign university
  • Careers in farming, tourism, business, surveying, the Police Force, the Armed Forces, navigation and (if taken with Physics) meteorology and aviation