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Geography

Entry Requirements:
At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English at grade C/4 or above.

Why Should You Take This Course?
ďThe study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. Itís about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, itís about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.Ē Barack Obama

Course content
Students studying Geography at A Level will acquire an array of skills including graphicacy, cartography, literacy and numeracy.
Topics include:
Water and carbon cycles
Hazards
Glacial systems and landscapes
Global systems and global governance
Changing places
Contemporary urban environments

How will I be assessed?
Assessment at A Level comprises a range of styles including multiple choice, short answer and extended prose. Students will be examined in two exams (80%) and a Geographical investigation (20%). Fieldwork is an essential part of the course with four days in the field a compulsory part of this two year programme.

Are there any special expenses?
There will be a cost for fieldwork which involves residential trips in both years. There is an expectation that you will have appropriate clothing and footwear.

What could I do next?
Many of our students continue their geographical studies at Higher Education. Some study Geography by itself or use it in related subjects. Others study a Geography related course such as Development Hazard Management or Environmental Science.


How to apply for this course

2018-2019 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2018-2019 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post