Geography
Faculty of Humanities
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Humanities Level 3 - A Level Hele Road site 2 years

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

Geography is an exciting and wide-ranging A Level that provides a fantastic insight into what it would be like to study Geography at undergraduate level.

This course is ideal if you are fascinated by the world around you and how physical processes affect the vulnerability of people. Also, if you have an interest in the future of our planet due to the possible impacts of factors such as climate change.

The final A Level qualification will be achieved by completing three examinations at the end of the two year course as well as an Independent Investigation.

What topics will I study?

  • Landscape Systems

  • Earth’s Life Support Systems

  • Changing Spaces; Making Places

  • Global Connections

  • Geographical Debates: Climate Change and Hazardous Earth

What experiences will I get?

You will be taught by experienced geography lecturers. There will be visits by quest speakers and field trips to undertake both human and physical geographical investigation.

What are the entry requirements?

English and Maths entry requirements: Grade 4 in English Language and 4 in Maths. Plus, you will need six GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

Subject specific entry requirements or recommendations: It is desirable, but not essential, to have studied GCSE Geography.

What can I study alongside this course?

You can study two A Levels and/or BTEC Certificates. It goes particularly well with Geology and Environmental Science and also goes well with English Language, Economics, Politics and Sociology, History and Law.

What facilities are there?

Subject bespoke LRC support, compute suite and iPads for research, lecture theatre.

What can the course lead on to?

A Level Geography is excellent preparation for a geography degree or other humanities or science related degrees. It can lead to a career working on environmental issues, cartography, development, flood management, town planning or teaching.

Are there any additional costs?

There are some costs of materials and resources, for an indication of what these might be please click here to view the fees for September 2018.

What do our students think?

It is a step up from GCSE in a way that challenges you and increases your awareness of global issues. I am looking forward to studying the subject further at university.” 

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.


College Prospectus

A Level Geography is recognised by the Russell Group universities as one of the eight facilitating subjects, likely to be required or preferred for entry to degree courses. 

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