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Geography *FEES PAYABLE* at Hurstpierpoint College

Course description

Geography is a key subject in our modern world of globalisation and increasing pressures upon cultures and resources. As a bridge between the sciences and humanities, the physical and human aspects of the subject allow students to acquire elements of both scientific and socio-economic methodologies. Geography also has an applied element: through the critical evaluation of spatial processes it helps decision-makers in planning and development at a variety of geographical scales. Geographical Information Systems are an exciting interface between Geography and Information and Communications Technology in this area. Entry requirements: Grade A at GCSE level.

A Level Course Structure
WJEC Examination Board

The specification encourages students to understand their own lives in a global context and to understand the vital, complex and inter-related issues they will face in their lives such as climate change, poverty and deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use. At AS level, Changing Physical Environments centres upon the dynamic systems of climate and landform change, and how people react to and manage those changes. The focus of Changing Human Environments is placed upon the dynamic system of changing settlements and introduces the complex theme surrounding population change. At A2 level, students are introduced to a range of Physical and Human Geography specialisms. At the heart of Contemporary Themes and Research in Geography, students have the opportunity to research a pre-issued topic area from one of ten research themes. Sustainability draws attention to the complexities of managing resources to ensure a sustainable planet.

Financial information

Fees may be charged for this course

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years