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A-Level Geography at East Sussex College Hastings

Course description

During this two-year course you will develop a wider understanding of geographical issues such as climate change and migration, and develop a range of skills that will give you a wider choice in university applications.

Course content

During the course you will be able to build on your knowledge from previous study to gain a deeper understanding of geographical issues including population change, the coastal environment, rivers and flood management, world cities, development and globalisation, and plate tectonics.  

You will also learn a whole host of transferable skills, such as observation, measurement, analysis, interpretation and reporting; all highly prized by universities and employers.

You will study a range of topics including:

  • Rivers, floods and management
  • Population change
  • Coastal environments
  • Food supply
  • Energy
  • Health
  • Plate tectonics
  • World cities
  • Development and globalisation

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements of 5 Grade 5 GCSEs (including Maths and English) and have a Grade 6 in GCSE Geography.

Financial information

There may be some additional costs during the course for trips and visits to further your learning.

Future opportunities

This course is a high-profile humanities subject and would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as History, English, Economics, or Law allowing for progression to university courses in Geography, Environmental Planning, Architecture, or Oceanography.

There are a number of career opportunities available to you such as becoming a Cartographer, a Commercial/residential surveyor, an Environmental consultant, a Geographical information systems officer, a Planning and development surveyor, a Town planner or a teacher.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 September 2018
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    • Located next to Hasting town centre, Station Plaza is a large, light-filled building surrounded by 22,000 square meters of study space and social zones. Classrooms are equipped with the most up-to-date resources and interactive whiteboards. It houses multiple IT suites, a gym, Coast coffee, Subway, Coast Restaurant, a training kitchen, a professional salon, an art shop, diner and a large Learning Resource Centre. 

      Students have 24/7 access to lessons and learning resources from home via WIKI, podcasts and teacher/student blogs. Students can hire laptops from the LRCs and both sites are WIFI activated.