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Geography A Level at Upton Hall F C J

Course description

Geography covers a wide scope of material, it is a versatile course and combines well with a variety of other subjects. Skills acquired by geographers include: communication, team work, management skills, analytical skills and spatial, social and environmental awareness. Remember…you would be lost without geography!

Entry requirements

If Geography has been studied at GCSE, a minimum grade B is required. If Geography has not been studied at GCSE, students may be accepted dependent on other results. As there are statistics involved in the course, a minimum grade B in Mathematics is required.

Assessment

AS TOPICS & ASSESSMENT

1. Physical and Human Geography, Rivers and Population, Health and Coasts
2. Geographical Skills, a river study in Snowdonia (3 day residential trip)

A LEVEL TOPICS AND ASSESSMENT

3. Contemporary Geographical Issues: Plate techtonics and associated hazards, Ecosystems: Change and Challenge, World Cities
4. A Geography fieldwork investigation: An investigation into the impact of Liverpool One on the surrounding area.

Future opportunities

What do geographers become?
- Scientists and Engineers – Hydrologists, Volcanologists, Civil Engineers, Chartered Surveyors, Planners, Site Managers, - Managers – Business, Retail, National Parks Officers, Forestry and countryside commission officers. - Decision Makers – Planners, Insurance company risk assessors, Politicians, Cartographers, GIS, Aid Agencies workers. - Services – Rescue co-ordinators, tourism officers, police officers….teachers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Upton Hall F C J directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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      Directions To get to Upton Hall School:

      From the M53 Northbound: Leave M53 at Junction 2. Continue straight on at the roundabout onto the Upton by-pass (A5027). At the next roundabout turn left onto Old Greasby Road. Take the second turning on the left into Saughall Massie Lane.

      From West Kirby: Head towards Black Horse Hill. Follow Black Horse Hill down and bear left onto Saughall Massie Road. Follow signs up to Upton Village. From Old Greasby Road take the second turning on the left into Saughall Massie Lane.

      From Birkenhead: Head towards Upton Village. The school is located just beyond the traffic lights in the middle of Upton Village. Take Old Greasby Road and then first right into Saughall Massie Lane.

      From Heswall:  Head towards Arrowe Park Hospital. Continue pas the Hospital along Arrowe Park Road (A551) towards Upton Village. Continue up the hill into Upton and at the traffic lights turn left into Old Greasby Road and then first right into Saughall Massie Lane.