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Geography A Level at The Sandon School

Course description

Geography gives you an insight into the modern world. It gives you an understanding of our environment and some of the great global issues of our time. It bridges the Arts and the Sciences so appeals to a wide range of students.There is an opportunity to go on a residential field trip in which you are able to apply knowledge and skills to real life investigations.

Course content

AS LEVEL
Physical & Human Geography
- rivers - flooding and management
- cold environments
- population change
- health.

Geographical Skills
- fieldwork skills - involving a fieldtrip to Nettlecombe

A2 LEVEL
Contemporary Geographical Issues
- ecosystems
- plate tectonics and hazards
- development and globalisation.

Geographical Fieldwork Investigation
- fieldwork skills

Entry requirements

It is necessary for students to have achieved a grade B or above in GCSE Geography in order to provide the required foundation for advanced studies.

Future opportunities

Geography is regarded as an academic A Level when considering university and career choices. There are both BA and BSc courses in Geography, depending on a student’s interest. It is possible to combine Geography with a range of Arts and Science disciplines. In relation to careers, the subject provides a range of key skills, such as communication, working with others and problem solving, which makes Geography a favoured subject with employers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sandon School directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2015

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