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Geography A-Level at Kingsbridge Community College

Course description

Why Choose Geography?

Students studying Geography at Kingsbridge gain excellent results - we have an extremely high success rate and our progress results put us in the top 25% of all schools nationally. Geography combines well with Arts, Sciences, and Social Sciences such as Business Studies, ICT or Psychology. It is recognised by employers and Further and Higher Education as a facilitating subject, which develops a wide range of skills and understanding. Taken with Sciences, Geography supports applications for almost any Science-based University course like Engineering and Environmental Sciences. Taken with Humanities, it will support an equally wide range of University courses such as Business Studies, Law, Media and Accountancy. The use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is also a rapidly growing industry with superb career possibilities. Many recent studies show that Geography graduates have one of the highest rates of graduate employment.

Geography students gain an appreciation and understanding of the complex world around them; the physical environment, society, industry, government and decision-making processes. This modular course addresses key geographical issues affecting the planet today and in the future. Following the hugely successful Edexcel specification, this exciting and contemporary course has something for everyone, breaking down the artificial divisions between human and physical topics.

The course will appeal to those students who: 

  • Have an interest in the challenges facing the world in the 21st Century
  • Enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experiences
  • Want the opportunity to carry out practical fieldwork outdoors
  • Want to broaden their Sixth Form studies to cover both the Sciences and Humanities
  • Enjoy travel and enjoy finding out about new places and cultures
  • Want to keep their options open for Higher Education and careers


Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at grades A* - C including English and Maths. Students are expected to select a minimum of 4 AS subjects in Year 12 and continue to follow a minimum of 3 subjects to A2 in Year 13. 

It is a requirement for you to have achieved at least a grade C at GCSE Geography. Only in exceptional circumstances and in negotiation with the Head of Department will students who have not previously studied Geography be accepted.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years