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A-Level Geography at Leeds West Academy

Course description

A-Level Geography balances traditional and contemporary approaches, dealing with engaging human and physical geographical subject content. Students are encouraged to reflect on why they think the way they do about an issue, as well as considering how others think; skills that are vital for citizens in the 21st Century. Students will gain a range of transferable skills such as research skills, data interpretation and ICT. Geography is a flexible, interdisciplinary subject which can lead to environmental careers such as estate management, environmental consultancy, conservation, and flood protection; additionally, the transferable skills honed would be beneficial for careers in business, law and finance.

Entry requirements

GCSE Geography at grade B or above. Students without GCSE Geography will be considered if they have gained a GCSE in English at grade 6 or above and Science at grade B or above.

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: 20 December 2016
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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