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Geography A level at Carlton Academy

Course description

A Level Geography is a must for a citizen in the 21st century. It gives you an in depth insight in to the world and its issues.

Geography opens up a variety of career opportunities from engineering and marketing to teaching and tourism.

It effectively bridges the gap between the sciences and arts and is recognised as a subject that provides the necessary academic rigour for potential university placement. It is a solid qualification that has merit both in the workplace and academia.

Course content

You will learn in a wide variety of ways such as by using maps, GIS skills, data analysis, photos, videos and podcasts. You will be encouraged to frame your own questions using higher level thinking skills and show your grasp of complex issues through report and essay writing. You will improve or gain an ability to work constructively in a team environment.

You will gain cultural awareness, learn project management skills, including effective time management and learn research and critical thinking skills.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C in Geography.

Future opportunities

Geography combines well with both arts and science subjects. You may already be thinking ahead to potential university and career choices so it is worth bearing in mind that geography is a broad based subject that really fits well for your future progression. For example, for careers in sustainability and green issues, urban regeneration, energy supply, retail location, managing the effects of hazards and climate change geography are an obvious choice. For careers in the world of business an understanding of global economics forms an important part of geography.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carlton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years