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Geography A Level at Bacon's College

Course description

Studying Geography allows students to make sense of and explain their own environment as well as topical global issues such as Natural Disasters, Economic Crisis, Migration and Globalisation. Geography allows students to develop research, analytical and organisational skills and makes you aware of other cultures and societies at different levels of development.

Students should have an interest in learning about physical and human environments around them at a variety of different scales, how they are changing, the causes of these changes, people’s response to these changes and the interrelationships that occur between them. An interest in learning about current environmental, political, cultural and economic issues is essential.

Course content

AS-Level ;Managing Physical Environments ,Managing Change in Human Environments.

A2-Level: Global Issues - Environmental and Economic Issues, Geographical Skills - Data Collection and Fieldwork.

Entry requirements

Students must achieve 5 A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language and Mathematics. You must have a ‘B’ grade in GCSE Geography to be able to study this subject.


Exams and fieldwork.

Future opportunities

Most universities offer Geography degrees in different geographical disciplines such as the environment, economy, politics, ecology development and tourism, so courses can be picked which complement your individual interests. Beyond university, potential careers include urban planning, civil engineering, architecture, regional development, environmental and ecological work, travel and tourism and teaching, as well as many others directly related to your degree courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bacon's College directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015
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Key information

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


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    • How to get to the College:


      The nearest Bus Station is Canada Water served by routes: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10 & P12 (10  mins walk). Directions on foot from Canada Water Station.

      The nearest Bus Stop is Smith Close (Salter Road - next to youth hostel) served by routes 381 & C10 (5 mins walk). Directions on foot from the Smith Close bus stop.


      The nearest Underground Station is Canada Water, served by the Jubilee Line with easy connections to Canary Wharf (DLR), London Bridge (Rail) and the London Underground Network.


      The nearest Railway Station is Canada Water, served by the East London Line. Directions on foot from Canada Water Station. 


      Rotherhithe is easily accessible from the South via the A2, A2209 (Deptford Church Street) and A200 (Evelyn Street & Lower Road) , the North via the A13 and Rotherhithe Tunnel (A101), West via the A200 Jamaica Road.


      Access via the Thames Clipper and Hilton Ferry Service to the Hilton Docklands Pier (approx. 40 minutes from Waterloo Pier) (265 Rotherhithe Street London SE16 5HW). (20 mins walk)