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Geography A level at Stokesley School

Course description

Course Outline:

Although, it’s better to have a G.C.S.E. in Geography, it is possible to study AS Geography without it. However, you do need to have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in the environment and current ‘happenings’, and a willingness to explore new ideas. Above all you need to be enthusiastic!

Who is this course suitable for?

This course will appeal to students who; Have an interest in and concern for the environment. Enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experiences. Want the opportunity to carry out fieldwork outside of the classroom e.g. in Newcastle and at the Holderness Coast. Benefit from a variety of assessment techniques. Enjoy the balance between physical, human and environmental interests and key geographical topics. Want to broaden their AS or A level studies to cover both sciences and humanities. Want to keep their options open; AS or A2 Geography is a good qualification for a wide range of higher education or career choices.

Course content

The content has a balance between physical, human and environmental areas and key geographical topics.You will develop an understanding of the changing world and how different people and processes can impact on these changes.

Entry requirements

Grade B at each Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) or two B’s in Science and Additional Science, and ideally a grade B or above in Maths

Future opportunities

GCE Biology is used in many different areas. This course could lead to careers in areas such as Medicine, Nursing, Forensics, Veterinary Science, Environmental Science, Dentistry, Pathology, Biochemistry, and Physiotherapy or as an A-level to accompany other non-science subjects. Due to the demands of the course it is respected by Universities as a preferred subject for both science and non-science based courses at University or College.

Further information

This is a contemporary, relevant Geography course for the 21st Century. It is designed to address key ideas and debates in our world today such as climate change, globalisation, urban regeneration and management of the world’s resources.You will explore a range of issues and examine potential solutions to them.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stokesley School directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years