Geography A Level
- September 2019, Full Time
Geography is the study of the world around us. Through your A Level studies, you will learn the theoretical basis of physical and human geography. This will enable you to identify how people and the environment interact, and the issues that arise from these interactions such as sustainability, globalisation and climate change. During the course we will cover the following content:
- Physical geography:
Water and Carbon Cycles,
- Human geography:
- Geography investigation and Geographical
skills: fieldwork Investigation of data
collected in the field; cartographic,
graphical, statistical and ICT skills.
Why Our College?
nationally for progress made by students in A Level achievement
ALPS Key Stage 5 progress data 2018
We have a consistently high A Level pass rate. In 2018, 70% of our students achieved A*-C.
More than A Levels
Your time at our sixth form is about much more than gaining a qualification. You will be treated as an adult and an individual, supported to explore your passions and interests.
Applicants should also have a minimum of six GCSEs at grades 9-4, including GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. Students do not need to have completed GCSE Geography, however if it has been taken, a minimum of a 5 should have been achieved.
You will have three examinations at the end of the second year as well as completing an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue you have defined and developed that relates to any part of the specification content.
An A Level in Geography could lead on to a related degree, but the skills you will learn such as thinking and writing clearly and logically and interpreting different kinds of data will be useful in a wide range of other subjects. Geography is identified by selective universities as one of the subjects they prefer applicants to have studied at A Level.
Geography can also help you move on to a variety of careers, such as; conservation and environmental management, town planning, teaching or international development. The skills gained from A Level Geography would be useful if you are planning to seek employment or work in the voluntary sector on conservation and humanitarian projects.
If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop