AT Geography and Field Research

Students will apply research methodology techniques from both social and physical science classes to geographic inquiry and field work. Students will examine geographic patterns through both global and regional case studies as well as through designing and conducting their own geographic field research in Singapore. This course is great for anyone who wants to delve deeper into the human condition and the socio-economic, geopolitical and environmental challenges we face.

What are the major projects you will complete in this course?

This is an inquiry-based course and each unit of study will involve components of research using case studies as well as fieldwork in a variety of locations in Singapore. The culminating project will include a presentation of their final fieldwork project. 

Course Details

Mary Stewart

"You should take this course if you want to learn more about challenges facing the planet."

AT Geography and Field Research

ID: 42063 Grade: 11-12 Length: Year
Credit: Social Studies
Prerequisite: Semester I grade of A or better in World History/World Studies is required to select this course in tenth grade; a Semester I grade of B or higher is required in a tenth grade social studies course to select this course in eleventh grade; or current teacher recommendation.
Note: The Advanced Topic (AT) designation indicates a course is at university level, putting it at or above the level of a traditional Advanced Placement (AP) course. This course has a grade point weighting of 0.5.

Geography takes advantage of its position to examine relevant concepts and ideas from a wide variety of disciplines. This helps students develop an appreciation of, and a respect for, alternative approaches, viewpoints and ideas. This inquirybased geography course focuses on human geography and ensures that students acquire elements of a variety of research and fieldwork methodologies. The AT Geography course embodies global and international awareness in several distinct ways. It examines key global issues and utilizes examples and detailed case studies at a variety of scales, from local to regional, national and international. This is an inquiry-based course that will involve fieldwork in a variety of locations in Singapore, as well as research projects on a variety of global locations and issues.

Results that Matter


Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams


of 3's, 4's, and 5's received in AP exams in 2018


Advanced Topics (AT) courses


of the Class of 2018 graduates were awarded cum laude commendations