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Geography at Brixham College

Course description

Your GCE Geography course gives you a strong foundation for understanding the two main themes of the subject: human geography and physical geography.

Between them, they’re what make our planet tick. Human geography deals with how people and the environment interact and the way we both exist. It also looks at how people and groups move and live in the world around us. For example, you’ll learn about stuff you see in the papers and on the news every day, including issues of sustainability.

Physical geography on the other hand, is all about the scientific aspects of our world, with an emphasis on how we can manage them.

In the classroom during the first year (AS) you’ll get a solid grounding in Geography. Human and physical geography are studied with two compulsory subjects - such as flood management and population change - along with optional subjects that are of particular interest to you. Those optional subjects include food, energy or health issues. There will also be geographical investigative work and fieldwork.

In the second year (A2) you’ll step up to topics like tectonics, climate change, world cities and the development of societies. There’ll be more fieldwork too, with the freedom to choose your own area of research or to use ready-made study materials.

Entry requirements

To join our Sixth Form you will have a minimum of 5 A*-C grade GCSEsincluding Maths and English. Preferably a grade B or higher in the subjects you wish to study

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years