Geography at Elliott Hudson College
Geography is the study of Earth’s landscapes, people, places and environment and therefore bridges the social sciences (Human Geography) with the natural sciences (Physical Geography) and forms the backbone of the Humanities Faculty at Elliott Hudson College. A Level Geography will enable students to develop an understanding and knowledge of different geographical concepts. Geography is highly valued by universities and the discipline is referred to as a facilitating subject (Russell Group, 2011): one that gives A Level students the skills to succeed in Higher Education and the world of work.
Component 1 - Physical Geography
The Physical Geography component is made up of the following:
Section A Water and carbon cycles
Section B Coastal systems and landscapes
Section C either Hazards or Ecosystems under stress
Component 2 - Human Geography
The Human Geography component is made up of the following:
Section A Global systems and global governance
Section B Changing places
Section C Contemporary urban environments
Component 3 - Geographical Investigation
Students complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content. The investigation will be approximately 3-4000 words in length and can focus on an individual student’s area of interest in Geography.
All students will undertake 4 days field work as part of the A level Geography course.
Attain 5 or more standard GCSE passes (grade 4 or higher).
If a student is applying for an A Level course that they have studied at GCSE it is expected that a student would attain at least a standard pass (grade 4) in this subject.
Elliott Hudson College will not charge fees for tuition or examination entry (except for re-sits, where attendance is unsatisfactory or coursework is incomplete). There are no charges for course materials, although students are expected to provide their own stationery and any specialist clothing /equipment. Course books may be bought from subject teachers however subjects will also loan textbooks to students in return for a deposit. In the case of field trips, a contribution from the student to cover board and lodging, but excluding tuition and travel, will be expected. Some optional activities (e.g. enrichment, theatre trips, exchange visits, etc.) may have an associated cost; this will be notified in advance of the event.
Some applicants might not be supported by government funding for education (e.g. non-UK or EU passport holders recently arrived in the area): in these cases we do reserve the right to charge full fees for the course.
If your family is on a low income or you encounter any financial difficulties in special circumstances, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the college’s Student Bursary Fund.
Detailed information about Elliott Hudson College can be found on the college’s website www.elliotthudsoncollege.ac.uk.
How to apply
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