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AS / A Level - Geography at Blackpool Sixth Form College

Course description

A Level Geography is diverse, topical, exiting but challenging.  It provides a wide view and developed understanding of the world and the human and physical processes that have shaped it. The topics studied are relevant to life, now and in the future and regularly make the news headlines or a focus for debate in society.

Course content


AS Geography Year includes:

  • Rivers, floods and management
  • Population Change
  • Coastal Environments
  • Energy Issues
  • Geographical Skills

A2 Geography Year includes:

  • Plate tectonics and associated hazards
  • Ecosystems: change and challenge
  • World cities
  • Development and globalisation
  • Geographical Skills

Entry requirements

No requirement to have studied Geography before, but a keen interest in the world around you is a must. If you have Geography GCSE, we would expect a C grade or above.


100% exam in both AS and A2

Exam board: AQA

Future opportunities

Many of our students go on to study Geography, or a more specific aspect of Geography, at university. For the skills they acquire, Geographers are highly regarded in many career areas such as planning, public services, business, management, journalism, media and environmental work.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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