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Geography A Level at South Wiltshire UTC

Course description

Geography at this level addresses some of the biggest issues facing us in terms of the planet we inhabit.

Geography allows you to develop a deep understanding of our physical environment and the way it impacts on, and is influenced by, human activity. This helps build your understanding of how decisions are made concerning the use and management of scarce natural resources.

You will study environmental change and the way people respond to this and develop a deep understanding of the interaction of physical and human processes.

Key topics include:
- contrasting natural environments;
- change in urban and rural human environments;
- energy sources and their management;
- population and its impact;
- ecosystems and climate; and
- a major investigation of a geographical hypothesis.

Entry requirements

You will find it easier to do well in A Level Geography if you to have gained an A* - C in GCSE Geography and if you have strong grades in Science subjects. If your Science grades are good we will consider you even if you do not have a GCSE in Geography, subject to discussions that show your commitment to making up for any gaps in your knowledge of basic geographical concepts.

Assessment

The AS (which is also the first half of the A Level) is made up of two compulsory units assessed through external examinations. The A2 (which makes the AS up into a full A Level) is based on two further units, one of which includes an element of field work.

Future opportunities

Geography is valued as an entry qualification for many university subjects and combines well with subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Computer Science. Occupations that geographers progress to include environmental scientists, geologists, conservation, chartered surveyor, land management, tourism and agriculture/horticulture..

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Wiltshire UTC directly.

Last updated date: 28 July 2015
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