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Geography at Prospect School

Course description

A level Geography is contemporary, issues based approach to the subject. You will need to be willing to take part in interesting discussions, attend a number of field visits (including a residential where possible) to enhance your geographical knowledge and understanding, develop your own ideas on environmental issues of a local, national and international nature and create your own independent study project.

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English and Maths at grade 5 or above
  • GCSE Geography at grade C or above
  • Two other GCSE grades at C or above


  • 80% Written examination
  • 20% coursework based upon fieldwork study

Future opportunities

Geography offers opportunities for many career paths and as a “facilitating subject” as defined by the leading Russell Group of universities is well regarded by institutions of higher education and employers. Careers for geographers split into the following broad groups: leisure & culture; travel; environment & sustainability; the business world; development & global issues; settlement & planning (e.g. housing manager, town planner); social occupations (e.g. teacher, HR, market research); physical systems (e.g. hydrologist) and

occupations based on geographical techniques (e.g. cartography, developing GIS).

Further information

Skills Required

Handling and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data

Use and understand a range of methodological approaches to primary and secondary fieldwork

Use and understand a range of statistical tests

Synthesise and evaluate contrasting arguments

Critical thinking and problem solving

Communication skills, literacy and oracy

ICT literacy

Numeracy skills and data handling

Cultural understanding and empathy

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: 09 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years


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