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A Level Geography at Altrincham College

Course description

Component 1; Changing Landscapes , Physical Fieldwork Investigation, Tectonic Hazards

Component 2 : Global Systems and Global Governance

A further 3 topics are studeid Water/Carbon Cycle, Global Systems and Governance, Contemporary Urban Environments

Fieldwork research is an essential part, of the A-level course.

Entry requirements

Five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C including English Language and Maths. Grade B or above in Geography is also desirable.


Linear A Levels are externally assessed courses with exams covering all units sat at the end of year 13. All students will have exams at the end of Y12 to benchmark progress. The results will be used as an indicator that a student has the capability to progress into Y13 and complete A Level.

There is also a fieldwork investigation and written independent investigation based on the collection of both primary data and secondary information.

Future opportunities

The broad nature of the subject makes it a useful foundation for many degrees. Combined with this, the transferable skills of a high level of literacy, numeracy, reporting skills, an ability to collect data, well-developed skills in ICT and a problem-solving mentality make Geographers highly employable graduates. Many go on to jobs in finance, marketing and management, with other careers including surveying, environmental management, consultancy and journalism.

Further information

Students must be self-motivated, hard-working, committed and have a genuine interest in Geographical issues.

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Altrincham College directly.

Last updated date: 04 October 2016
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