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Geography AS/A Level at New College Durham

Course description

This subject complements a variety of other AS/A2 Level courses including Biology, Environmental Studies and Psychology. Career opportunities are many and varied from Meteorology to Environmental Management, Town Planning to Mineral Exploration and any vocation that requires an ability to organise and present information in a coherent way.

Course content

At AS Level you will study both physical and human processes such as:

  • The study of physical environments including rivers and cold environments
  • Human issues relating to population and health

Each topic is linked to fieldwork and aims to provide you with a range of skills to appreciate and understand the Earth as an integrated system in which all our actions have a knock-on effect.

At A2 Level you will investigate the following topics:

  • Plate Tectonics
  • Development and Globalisation
  • World cities

This will be complemented by a range of fieldtrips, which will enhance your understanding of the Earth and its interrelated systems.

Entry requirements

To study with us you will need a minimum of 5 GCSE A*-C which must include GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English. A grade C or above in GCSE Geography is preferable but not essential.

Future opportunities

This A Level, in combination with other subjects, provides you opportunity for further study of Geography or related subjects in Higher Education.

Related careers
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Care escort Care escorts accompany and transport adults and children with disability between their places of residence and other destinations and act as chaperones for under 16s engaged in theatrical, television and film productions.
Agricultural or fishing trade n.e.c. Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of agricultural and fishing tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 511: Agricultural and Related Trades.
Local government administrative occupation Job holders in this unit group undertake a variety of administrative and clerical duties in local government offices and departments.
Public services associate professional Public services associate professionals supervise, manage and undertake general administrative work in national and local government departments, organise the activities of local offices of national government departments, and promote the image and understanding of an organisation and its products and services to consumers and other specified audiences.
Conservation or environmental associate professional Conservation and environmental associate professionals are responsible for the day-to-day running and management of areas of the countryside and the wider environment in a way that reconciles the interests of conservation, land owners and the public. They carry out practical conservation activities and assist in promoting awareness of the natural environment.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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