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Geography - A Level at Bourne Academy

Course description

Geography is an exciting subject at Post 16 Level. This course provides a great opportunity to study the key challenges facing the world today. At both AS and A2 level, you will investigate issues of relevance to you, both now and in the future. As well as taught sections, you will be able to develop and apply investigative skills, including a residential visit to the Peak District National Park during Year 12.

Course content

Geography's use of facts, figures, maps, ideas, views and values makes it ideal for decision making at work. Geographers go into:

• Education, professional and social services eg teaching, social work, law;

• Environmental management eg National Trust, forestry, environmental health;

• Information Services, eg library, census officer and systems analyst;

• Business and finance, eg insurance, market research, banking;

• Management & administration, eg estate agent, civil service, sport management;

• Leisure, travel and tourism, eg National Park ranger, travel agent;

• Scientific services, eg hydrologist, surveyor and cartographer.

Geography fits in well with almost any A Level combination and is also a highly regarded subject for university entry.

Entry requirements

GCSE C or above in Geography

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bourne Academy directly.

Last updated date: 03 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year AS Level, 2 years A Level


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    • We believe Bourne Academy offers a unique environment for post-16 education. Our aim is to give each student an opportunity to shape their futures; to develop self-worth, to become more confident competent citizens.

      Our sixth formers are young men and women on the cusp of further education at University, College or new careers.

      We believe that hard work, effective personal organisation and a happy student atmosphere are crucial to success. Not only can our students leave the school with the exam results they can be proud of but also the skills to further develop their talents in the next phase of their lives. We like to entrust our students with a degree of responsibility for their own learning and personal development, within a framework of support and guidance.