This course will give you an understanding of the environmental challenges caused by our impact on the natural world, through climate change and hazards and also provide an insight into the effect of globalisation on human rights and trade. Assessment is by examination and a piece of independent fieldwork.

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Humanities
  • Qualification A Level 🧩
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Hele Road Centre
  • Course Length 2 years
100% Pass rate in 2019

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. It is also ideal if you would like to pursue a career working on environmental issues, hazard management, cartography, development, town planning or teaching.

Assessment is by examination and a piece of independent fieldwork. 

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

You will:

  • Study both human and physical geography
  • Gain excellent numeracy, literacy, ICT, analytical, teamwork and problem solving skills
  • Carry out coastal and urban fieldwork, and have the option to travel abroad
  • Develop specialist skills including cartography and statistical analysis
  • Attend Royal Geographical Society and University of Exeter lectures

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.

Next steps: 

This course is excellent preparation for a Geography degree or other Humanities or Science related degrees.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements: Eight GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including English Language and Maths).

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


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

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.

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