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Geography at Seaton Burn College

Course description


At AS you will study both physical and human geography. The core topics are Rivers, floods and management and Population change. They will be studied with an optional choice of coastal environments and health issues. The physical element will develop an understanding of how these environments are created, changed by nature and exploited and managed by people. The human aspect of the course will link population to fantastic and impossible places and issues of world and national health and its impact upon development. The course includes a residential visit to High Borrans in the Lake District where you will carry out practical activities and develop skills needed for your AS and A2 course.


The A2 course is a challenging but highly relevant course for the world we live in. It addresses contemporary world problems from a variety of perspectives and aims to help develop an understanding of the relationship between people and >their environments, of the challenges faced, and the range of possible solutions. All schools in the cluster have a human and physical geography focus in Year 13 taught through topics on World Cities and Development and Globalisation. Physical topics Weather and Climate Hazards and Plate Tectonics and associated Hazards. As well as being tested on geographical skills, students also have to perfect their essay writing techniques - a perfect introduction for skills needed at University level.

World Development

There is an opportunity to study AS and A2 World Development concurrently with the course.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades A* to C, including a grade B or above in Geography.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years