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Geography - AS/A2 level at Thornleigh Salesian College

Course description

Geography is the study of places and the interaction between people and the physical environment. Students of Geography gain an in-depth understanding of the character of landscapes and the impact of humans on them. It also involves investigating the social, political and economic environment. A-level Geography offers the opportunity of in-depth field study where students can collect, analyse and present data thus sharpening their observation, measuring, recording and evaluation skills. At AS level, Geography and Geology are closely linked and choosing both options would develop the skills required to achieve a high grade in both subjects. It also has close links with Leisure Studies and Travel & Tourism.

Entry requirements

You will require 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths as well as C grades in the subjects that you want to study. Many courses do accept students who have not previously studied the subject. To study AS Level Science subjects you will require a minimum combination of GCSE B/B in Core and Additional Science. To study AS Level Maths you will require a minimum of a B grade in Maths GCSE

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Travel and Tourism or Health and Social Care, to prepare for higher education in areas of geography, humanities, science or more general higher education courses. Geography can be continued to degree level either as a pure subject or in a course with a geographical component such as environmental science or planning. Geographers enter many professions such as civil service, journalism, teaching, travel and tourism, accountancy, meteorology, banking as well as jobs in the environmental area.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please attend our Open Evening or contact the college directly via email at or by telephone 01204 305172.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015
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