Geography A level at Lowestoft Sixth Form College
Studying Geography will help you understand how the environment works and how we can manage it, for example, what is happening to the local coast and how we can manage it, what are the options for urban regeneration in Lowestoft (or Mumbai!); can we stop villages from losing their shops and services? How do global patterns of tourism affect us here and what can we do about them?
Because A Level Geography combines both science (Physical Geography) and social science/humanities (Human Geography) it goes well with other courses; Maths, Physics and Biology as well as with Economics and History.
- Managing physical environments
- Managing change in human environments
- Global issues in Geography
- Natural hazards
- Fieldwork investigation skills.
You will need to meet the standard college entry criteria for AS/ A2 courses.
Additional subject entry criteria: Grade B in GCSE Geography and a grade C in GCSE Maths.
Many students follow A Level Geography with a subject related degree such as geography, geology, environmental science, oceanography, meteorology, civil engineering. Because Geography gives a wide range of analytical skills it is also highly valued in career areas such as chartered surveying and estate agency, tourism and recreation management, officer entry into the armed services, local government as well as businesses in the insurance and energy sectors.
Geography offers you a range of fieldwork and practical experiences. There will be a residential field course to the Lake District as well as a number of one-day field visits in Norfolk and Suffolk. Fieldwork is compulsory for all students. We have also had talks from experts on issues ranging from coastal management to town planners who have involved our students in planning how to bring urban regeneration to derelict parts of Lowestoft.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lowestoft Sixth Form College directly.