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Geography - A-Level at Pendleton Sixth Form College

Course description

Geography matters. That is why we offer a course that is based on contemporary issues that you will enjoy. It enables you to understand and explore issues around the world and question issues that will have an impact on our future.

Course content

  • Tectonic processes and hazards: What are the latest theories on the cause of earthquakes and volcanoes? How are these hazards best managed?
  • Coastal landscapes and management:  Why are we under greater threat from erosion, storm surges and coastal flooding?
  • Sustainability: How can we make the world more sustainable?
  • Fieldwork: Physical fieldwork on coasts and human fieldwork on a variety of urban environments.
  • Globalisation: How the world is changing and becoming more connected? Are international companies helping or hindering development?
  • Diverse Places: What forms our perception of places? Does quality of life vary across Salford?
  • Superpowers: Which countries dominate the world and how is this changing?
  • Global Development:  A study of human rights, migration, identity and sovereignty

Entry requirements

You would be expected to have 3 GCSE grades B/5s and 3 GCSE grades C./4s


80% of the A Level qualification will be assessed through examination and 20% will be assessed through coursework. You will decide your own coursework title.

Financial information

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who are an EU citizen.

Future opportunities

it is well known that studying geography leads to a wealth of study and career opportunities, Geography is also one of the "facilitating subjects" and many of the Russell Group universities require you to have at least one of these at A Level. Geography also opens many employment opportunities including surveyor, town planner, police officer, geologist, architect and the armed forces

Further information

You will have a mentor who ensures that your training fits your requirements and offers the skills needed for the job

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 September 2018
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