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Geography A Level at Cowley International College

Course description

Geography is a subject that is firmly grounded in the real
world. Students will study current issues that shape the world
they live in as well as developing a variety of employable skills,
such as GIS skills, data analysis and photograph analysis.

Course content

Geography is concerned with many key issues of the 21st
century: natural hazards, biodiversity, urban development,
sustainability, population change, energy supply and much

A-level content will include both physical and human
geography. Topics studied will include: Water and Carbon
Cycles, Ecosystems, Coasts, Population, Changing Places and
Global Governance with reference to Antarctica.

During the course, students will take part in four field trips to
collect data for their individual project.

Entry requirements

Grade C (grade 5) in GCSE Maths and English. All pupils must
have studied GCSE Geography and achieved at least a grade C.

Future opportunities

Geography is highly valued by universities as an A-level choice.
It is a facilitating subject, most likely to be required or
preferred for entry to degree courses.

Choosing a facilitating subject will keep more options open.
Geography combines well with arts and science subjects, as it
is a broad based subject.

As a versatile subject, there are many career options for the
geography graduate: hazard planning, banking, law and travel.
If a student is aiming for a course in medicine or veterinary
practice, then Geography demonstrates breadth that
universities like as well as enhancing essay writing skills.

Further information

Did you know…
The deadliest heat wave was in Europe in 2003, the death
toll was over 70,000. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Japan
2011 was the fifth largest earthquake ever recorded. The
number of aftershocks exceeded 5000!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cowley International College directly.

Last updated date: 03 February 2017

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