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Geography A Level at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

The A Level in geography will encourage you to look at the physical nature of the planet and the influence human activity has on it.

With climate change and environmental issues high on everyone's agenda, geography remains an important course of study.

Course content

You will be encouraged to look at the physical nature of the planet and the influence human activity has on it. Changes in population structures and the impacts of increased urbanisation and globalisation will also be covered in the human geography section, while extreme weather events, watercourses, tectonic activity and natural disasters will be studied in physical geography.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs with at least 4 points (grade C) including: English language, Englsh literature (or combined English), maths and a humanities subject such as geography, history, RE, humanities, sociology or ethics.

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course.


This course is assessed solely by examination, with exams scheduled for May/June.

Future opportunities

Occupations in civil engineering, surveying, teaching, ecology and conservation are all potential career paths for A Level Geography students. 

Further study at university is possible on courses such as environmental management, social policy, conservation studies and science or terrestrial-related degrees.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

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    • Our main campus at Derby Road has seen big changes as part of a £40 million redevelopment across the college. Home to our largest cohort of students, the campus is made up of dedicated study zones for curriculum areas; equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology which ensures our students become work-ready.

      The campus is also home to our commercial venues, Butterflies Day Nursery, a 150-seat theatre, fine dining restaurant and hair and beauty salon and spa; giving students the opportunity to gain the practical skills needed for employment.

      Vision University Centre, which offers university-level education to the people of Mansfield and Ashfield is also based here.