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A Level Geography at New College Stamford

Course description

Develop your knowledge of locations, places, processes and environments locally and globally. You will learn about the complexity of people-environment interactions and understand some of the key issues facing the world today such as climate change and migration. You will also develop quantitative and qualitative skills including observing, collecting and analysing geo-located data to apply to fieldwork and research.You will study:Water and carbon cyclesLandscape systems including the study of drylands, coastal or glacial landscapes.Changing places and the connections between people, the economy, society and the environment.Global systemsGlobal governanceThis course is approximately 80% coursework and 20% exam.

Course content

You will develop your research skills by taking part in fieldwork. You will complete a individual field investigation as part of this course exploring your chosen topic. You will also have the opportunity take part in a 3 night field trip and a number of field visits to help with your research development.

Entry requirements

APS 42 and 5 GCSEs at grades C or above including English, maths and science at grades C/5 or above.


This is a linear subject which means they are examined entirely at the end of year two, although in some cases you will be entered for the AS exam at the end of year one. You may want to consider choosing a mixture of linear and non-linear (modular) subjects.

Future opportunities

Example job roles in:TeachingEnvironmental HealthWater ManagementTown PlanningConservationStudying further degrees in:Environmental PlanningBusinessSocial ServicesTeaching

Further information

You will have the opportunity to take part in a number of field trips throughout the year.APS Calculator:The APS (Average Point Score) of 40 = an average of grade C in all GCSE’s taken. BTEC equivalents are not acceptable.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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