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Geography A-Level at Cromwell Community College

Course description

Geography is a subject that examines the actions of people and develops an understanding and appreciation of our physical environment. Geography also helps us to question our attitudes and values and encourages individuals to strive to reduce inequalities in the world. The course explores the key concepts and processes that explain geographical phenomena and landscapes. It maintains a balance between physical and human geography whilst ensuing relevance to the modern world. Students are asked to examine their responsibilities as global citizens and recognise that they too can play an important part in sustainable development. You will be inspired by the world around you!

Course content

The specification provides coverage of physical, environmental and human aspects of geography and enables you to make links between all of the units crucial to develop a higher level of understanding.

Component 1 Physical geography
Section A: Water and carbon cycles
Section B: Systems and their landscapes chosen from either hot deserts
or coasts or glaciers.
Section C: Either hazards or ecosystems under stress.

Component 2 Human geography
Section A: Global systems and global governance.
Section B: Changing places
Section C: Either contemporary urban environments or population and the
environment or resource security.

Component 3 Geography fieldwork investigation you will complete an individual investigation which must include data collected in the field and involves a write up of between 3000 – 4000 words.

Future opportunities

Many students follow this course with a geography related degree. The course also has clear links with a range of other subjects which are popular degree courses such as biology, economics, business studies, and environmental science. Other students find that employers in almost any area value the critical thinking and decision making skills which geography students gain through A level studies. This is useful in a wide range of careers including journalism, travel, ICT, finance, meteorology, environmental management, planning and marketing, resources management, oil and gas industry, and many more.


Further information

Contact Mr T Pearson at Cromwell Community College for further information. Delivery: Full-time.

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: 13 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years