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Geography at Sutton Grammar School

Course description

Geography is not only up -to-date and relevant, it is one of the most exciting, adventurous and valuable subjects to study today. So many of the world's
current problems boil down to geography, and need the geographers of the future to help us understand them.

Choosing geography at school can open the doors to a university degree, either specifically in geography or by combining geography with other A Levels to gain a place on a degree programme in another subject. An A Level in geography is
recognised for its academic ‘robustness’ and, most importantly, it also helps young people into the world of work.

Entry requirements

A Level geographers need to have gained at least an A Grade in GCSE geography and should have a genuine interest in the subject. Successful geographers are those students that take an interest in the World around them and apply the theory that they learn to the examples that they experience through their reading, in the media and in person, including on the A Level field trip.


The total A Level course is split into four units, three assessed by examination and one by coursework. All A Level geographers have the unique opportunity to study in their own resource area complete with library and ICT suite in the new sixth form building. The department looks to provide students with a broad experience of geography including the range of skills required for university. Fieldwork is seen as being extremely important and the department would like to continue its policy of giving students a chance to take part in a residential field trip, which will now be to collect data or acquire skills for the newly- introduced coursework. This will be at a cost to the students themselves.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sutton Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016
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