Geography A Level
About the course
Building on GCSE Geography, this two-year course widens the scope from the physical characteristics of our landscapes to the way that human beings shape - and are shaped by - geography. This will involve a lot of study and discussion about why certain countries and areas have historically been deprived, and how we can master natural resources to improve the lot of the planet and the people on it.
- You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses, which are based on your GCSE results.
- Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language
- Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths
- In addition, you must achieve at least a grade B in one other written subject e.g. History, Geography, Humanities, English Literature, Business or Religious Studies (full course).
- Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
- IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.
In your first year, you will look at issues of climate change and natural disasters, the impact of globalisation and population migration, and how places are rebranded to change their image. Your fieldwork will be on the use and management of coasts.
In your second year, you will extend your understanding of the physical and human worlds through the theme of Contested Planet, which includes topics such as Superpower Geographies, Bridging the Development Gap, Water Conflicts and Energy Security. You will also examine the food supply problem through a research unit investigating Life on the Margins.
Assessment is by exam at the end of each year. Successful completion of the first year gains you an AS Level in Geography. Successful completion of the second gains you an A Level.
Taken as one of three A Levels, Geography gives you the opportunity to progress to university or other Higher Education institute. Taken in combination with a Politics or Economics A Level, it's the ideal preparation for studying those topics at Higher level.
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Subjects: A Levels in Economics, Geography and Government and Politics
Destination: University of Cambridge to study Geography
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Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.