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Geography AS Level at John Leggott Sixth Form College

Course description

You will study global challenges such as hazards: earthquakes, volcanic erruptions and resultant secondary hazards; coastal landscapes and change coastal strategies. Also globalisation migration of populations, and regeneration of urban and rural areas.

Course content

AS course: One Year

  • Tectonic processes and hazards (paper 1): Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and secondary hazards such as tsunamis. The causes, impacts on people and management.
  • Coastal landscapes and change (paper 1): Waves, tides, sub-aerial processes and sea level change produce a variety of coastal landscapes. Coastal management strategies.
  • Globalisation (paper 2): The spread of global TNCs, migration of populations, development of communication has impacts on countries and people.
  • Regenerating places (paper 2): Urban and rural areas are in need of regeneration using a variety of strategies using tourism, sport, retailing and culture.

Entry requirements

GCSE English at grade C or above. GCSE average 5.0 or above.


100% exams.

Future opportunities

Many students go on to careers in areas including town planning, environmental development, journalism and the media or even finance and management.

Further information

You will take part in numerous one-day field trips to coastal, urban and rural areas. You can also take part in enrichment activities such as Travel Destinations, International Dimensions or the overseas volunteering project group World Challenge.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Leggott Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 22 September 2016

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