A Level Geography

Course Code: Q100087

Key Information

  • Course type

    A Levels

  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


A Level Geography

This course addresses many of the challenging issues facing the world today and is an engaging subject for those who enjoy exploring a wide diversity of topics, places and global issues. Be ready to question the world as you know it.

Units include:

  • tectonic hazards
  • globalisation
  • the carbon and water cycles (can life exist without carbon?)
  • urban and rural places
  • global variations in health, human rights and conflict
  • coastal landscapes
  • superpowers (countries with changing political influence).

No two days in the world are the same, and in geography we help you to understand and question this through the development of your knowledge and skills. As the subject is so wide-ranging, and develops high transferable skills, it is very attractive to future employers. Geography is also a facilitating subject, meaning it is highly valued by the top universities in the country. You will study a combination of physical and human geography. You will engage with a broad range of current issues at a range of scales, thereby deepening your knowledge and understanding of the world in which we live.

Four days of fieldwork in human and physical geography is a compulsory part of the course, often as a residential in Dorset. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a range of residential visits that enhance your study of geography. Previous trips have included Iceland, Rome, Berlin and Poland.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including a grade 5 or above in GCSE English and a grade 4 or above in geography if taken at GCSE.

You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.

Assessments will comprise 20% Coursework and 80% Exams.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You can progress to careers in commerce, industry, transport, tourism and the public sectors. Directly related careers include cartography, surveying, environmental management, market research, teaching, transport and city planning. It engenders many transferable skills which enables careers in less directly related fields such as law, banking, social research, cyber security and risk management. Many progress to higher education, including Russell Group universities.

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