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Geography A Level at Lincoln Castle Academy

Course description

This ‘A’ level Geography course gives you a strong foundation for understanding the two main themes of the subject: human geography and physical geography. Between them, they are what makes our planet tick. Human geography deals with how people and the environment interact and the way we both exist. It also looks at how people and groups move and live in the world around us. For example, you will learn about articles you see in the papers and on the news everyday, including issues of sustainability. Physical geography on the other hand, is all about the scientific aspects of our world, with an emphasis on how we can manage them.

Geography helps students develop a number of skills: Teamwork on practical projects carried out during fieldwork visits, including an exploratory to Iceland; Investigating topical global issues, including food supply and energy; An ability to interpret natural phenomena such as rivers and coastal environments. Students who take Geography find it goes well with Mathematics and any other Science subject or Art subject. This means Geography can either be your specialist topic, or play a supporting role for other subjects.

Entry requirements

Although enthusiasm and self-motivation are the key to doing well in GCE Geography, we also like students to have obtained at least a ‘C’ in English and Maths at GCSE. GCSE Geography is not a prerequisite subject but is an advantage.

Future opportunities

Geographers are amongst the most employable people. They know about local, national and global issues and are able to talk about them. Also, they have a wide range of skills and appreciate that people have different views and that there are different solutions to issues. Any employment which involves the use of maps and data, knowing about the environment, making decisions about location or working with people is easily within the geographer's grasp. The course is also accepted at university and attracts UCAS points.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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