Course


Geography A-Level

Study Level


Level 3

Course Code


Geography A-Level

Location


Sixth Form College

Duration


2 Years

FT / PT


Full-time

A highly topical and diverse course, no matter what your aspirations are. Geography describes and explains the past, present and future and impacts on human behaviour, affecting all aspects of our everyday lives. It is therefore an extremely exciting subject and one that combines approaches from both social and physical sciences.

  • Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Water and carbon cycles
  • Hazards
  • Global systems ‐ trade
  • Global governance
  • Changing places
  • Contemporary urban environments
  • 3000 ‐ 4000 word investigation
  • Fieldwork skills ‐ you will learn how to conduct a geographical investigation including fieldwork, gain fieldwork, analytical and presentation skills and learn how to evaluate the outcome of your own research.

What We Add

  • Specialist teaching and outstanding facilities. You will work with the latest equipment and technology to help you with your studies.
  • Fieldwork! We have some of the latest state of the art fieldwork equipment. As well as local fieldwork we have a residential field course for a week in the Lake District.
  • Seminars ‐ the chance to listen to leading university academics talk about Geographical issues.
  • Enrichment activities will include understanding more about climate change and the local renewable energy industry.

Requirements

You will need to meet the standard college entry criteria for A Level courses. Additional subject entry criteria ‐ grade B in GCSE Geography and a grade C (4 or 5) in GCSE Maths.

Progression

A subject related degree such as geography, geology, environmental science, oceanography, meteorology, civil engineering. Because Geography gives a wide range of analytical skills it is also highly valued in career areas such as chartered surveying and estate agency, tourism and recreation management, officer entry into the armed services, local government as well as businesses in the insurance and energy sectors.

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