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Geography A Level at Weston College

Course description

You will go out in the field as part of this subject so that you can experience geography first hand. This helps our students get higher grades in their exams. Geography is concerned with many key issues of the 21st century: natural hazards, biodiversity, urban development, sustainability, population change, energy supply and much more. Increasingly, it is becoming vital to understand these issues and how they could influence the future of our planet. Geography is also a subject that provides you with many skills that employers are now requiring.

Course content

  • World at risk – natural hazards and climate change,
  • Going global – economic change, population and migration
  • Geographical investigations – crowded coasts and rebranding places
  • Contested planet – management of water and energy resources, threats to biodiversity, superpowers and bridging the development gap, and the technological fix
  • Geographical research – choose from topics including: tectonic hazards, cold environments, life on the margins, cultural diversity, pollution and health risks and leisure in rural areas
  • A choice of research topics.

Entry requirements

What qualifications do I need to study this A Level? At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C.

Assessment

You will do four written exams which include questions based on fieldwork and research.

Future opportunities

  • A degree at university in geography or other related subject
  • Geography is a flexible qualification, giving access to a variety of careers and courses. Geography students are highly valued because of their skills in data analysis, communication and team working.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weston College directly.

Last updated date: 19 May 2016

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