Geography – A Level

Qualification:
A Level
Assessment:
Three examinations cover course content and a piece of coursework (20%) based on practical investigation and fieldwork.
Exam Board: EDUQAS

Overview:

This course will be of interest to those who want to learn more about a range of current issues including globalisation, environmental issues and sustainability. There are two examined components and a coursework element based on fieldwork investigation. Physical geography topics include the water and carbon cycles, coastal systems, ecosystems and hazards.  Human geography includes: changing places, development and globalisation and resource security. The course also enables students to develop a range of practical and analytical skills through fieldwork, data analysis and problem-solving. In addition to studying current aspects of global change, students will build their knowledge through practical investigations and research. The course includes a range of local and residential fieldwork opportunities.
Minimum College Entry Requirements (5 A*-C or equivalent) including English Language 5 and Maths 5
Two Years
There will be a recommended course text book that students will be expected to buy, this will cost approximately £30. There is a small additional charge for consumables such as booklets. All students are expected to take part in compulsory residential fieldwork as well as local fieldwork activities. Costs vary depending on location but each year we offer a short residential course at a cost of around £120-£150. There is the opportunity for a residential "experience" trip abroad every two years. Costs for this trip range from £600-£1000.
Geographers are said to be amongst the most employable people since they have developed a wide range of transferable skills that are applicable to many career paths. Students who have studied with us have progressed into a wide range of employment and undergraduate courses. Many go on to study Geography at University and eventually follow career paths into a range of areas such as environmental management, planning, conservation, business and teaching. Others choose related subjects to follow at University, including Environmental Science, Oceanography, and Hazard Management.
Geography works well with in combination with all other subjects. You may select other subjects to compliment it on the basis of any career aspirations you may have. Our current students study Geography with both Science and Humanities subjects, as well as with Business and Social Sciences. Most universities will regard A Level Geography as a second science subject for certain degree courses.

Kate Phillips

Kate Phillips - Teacher of Geography

What are your qualifications? Bsc (Hons) Geography/Geology, Gloucestershire University MPhil Geography (Soil Science), University of Exeter

Teaching experience? Geography, Environmental Science, Extended Project

What other relevant experience/qualifications do you have?

Examiner for AQA, Fieldwork Tutor, University Research Assistant/Tutor, Environmental Archaeologist and Access Tutor

What are your hobbies/interests? Gardening, theatre, travel, finding evidence of dastardly deeds in my family tree!

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