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Geography AS/A Level at Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Course description

Geographers possess the skills that employers look for and what is true of employers is also true of universities. This is because of the way in which Geography integrates ideas from the Sciences, Social sciences and the Arts. By studying Geography you will develop the skills that are much in demand.


Course content

Geography is concerned with the Big Issues facing the planet today from growing populations, expanding resource use to potential environmental catastrophe. The course is divided into three sections of study: Physical Geography – Water and carboncycles, Cold Environments, Hazards .Including the study of rivers, wildfires, glaciers, the tundra, volcanoes, earthquakes and storms.

Human Geography – Global systems and governance, Changing places, Population and the environment. Including International trade, Antarctica, population predictions.

A fieldwork investigation – an individual student report based on data collected in the field. Fieldwork is a necessary part of the teaching and learning in the course and we will experience a balance of both physical and human issues.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 A*-C GCSEs with B preferred in subject of choice. Please get in touch for clarification.


Two written papers of 2 hours 30 minutes, with a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and extended prose questions. You will be expected to write evaluatvely and be able to synthesise data from maps, diagrams and graphs. These witten papers are worth 40% each. The fieldwork report is the remaining 20% of the total A Level score.

Future opportunities

Most students go onto University, many to study Geography related courses. Some students go onto geography related careers for example, architecture, geology, environmental science, town planning and teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hartlepool Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 26 July 2016
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