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Geography GCE A Level at Greenhead College

Course description

Are you interested in the world around you?  Have you ever wondered over physical phenomena such as volcanoes, hurricanes or earthquakes or had concerns about environmental issues such as famine and disease in Africa or human changes such as globalisation?  If so, our Geography course is designed for you. As well as these themes, you will develop a wide range of skills from mapskills and debating skills through to independent research skills.

Course content

Physical Geography Modules:

Hazards, Glacial Systems, Hydrological and Carbon Systems.

Human Geography Modules:

Global Connections, Changing Spaces, Making Places, Disease Dilemmas.

Geographical Investigation:

An independent coursework enquiry.


Entry requirements

The college gives priority to its 12 partner schools. Places are offered to other applicants on a competitive basis.

All prospective students must achieve a GCSE grade 4 or higher in GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics.

To access a three A Level programme a student must achieve, in addition to the above, a minimum of grade 6's in three GCSE subjects.

Students who achieve a grade 8/9 profile at GCSE will be offered the opportunity to study for four A Levels.

Prospective Geography students should achieve a minimum of grade 4 in GCSE Geography (if taken).  If not studied at GCSE, students will need grade 5 in GCSE Mathematisc OR grade 5 in GCSE Science. 


This course is linear and will be fully examined at the end of the two year course.

Future opportunities

Students gaining Geography degrees are matched only by those with Mathematics degrees in their employability.  Most employers are looking for "transferable skills" and see Geographers as a rich source of these.  Examples of recent student careers are Environmental Science, Law, Media Studies, International Relations, Biochemistry, Parachute Regiment and Environmental Planning.

Further information

Geography students will need to attend a compulsory residential field trip in the UK.

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: 21 September 2017
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