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Geography A-Level at Worthing College

Course description

How do people change their environment? How does the environment affect people? By focusing on current global issues linked to physical and human geography, you will explore the relationship between people and their environment. You will be encouraged to think critically about the world around you; to make decisions about the future; and to develop a wide range of geographical skills.

Course content

Tectonic Processes and Hazards.

Landscape Systems, Processes and Change.

The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity

The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security.

Climate Change Futures.

Globilisation.

Shaping Places.

Superpowers.

Global Development and Connections

The specification content gives students the opportunity to develop your skills using maps and statistics.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at A*- C grade. You do not need to have studied GCSE Geography and you must be motivated by the subject. You will need to have a minimum of grade C in Maths and English. 

Assessment

End of year exams in Unit 1 (a written paper, testing your reading, listening and writing skills) and Unit 2 (the speaking test).

Unit 3 exam (a written paper with a variety of tasks involving comprehension as well as an extended essay).

Unit 4 exam (speaking test) 

Financial information

Estimated costs for essential and optional materials, visits and services associated with this course are published on our website.

 

Future opportunities

Geography is an excellent preparation for higher education because it crosses the arts/science divide and enables students to develop a wide range of valuable skills.

A Level Geography can be used to progress onto a variety of geography and environmental degree courses and it has relevance to a wide range of career opportunities.

Past students can be found working in town planning, weather forecasting, surveying, teaching and estate agencies, and for organisations such as the Environment Agency and Southern Water.

Further information

There is four days compulsory field work which will be residential.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 August 2016
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