Geography at Uplands Community College School Sixth Form
This course is designed to give students an appreciation of a sense of place and geographical processes. This is done through the use of case studies that provide practical examples of geographical concepts and principles. Links between and within various human and physical environments are emphasized.
Contemporary geographical issues are studied which enable students to develop an awareness of the role of values and attitudes in geographical decision-making processes.
Skills and techniques for the analysis and interpretation of data are developed throughout the course as well as developing map skills, the use of computers and other technology for analysis and presentation.
Year 12 students spend one day early on in the course completing rivers fieldwork while we plan annual fieldtrips to a variety of locations.
5 A* - C grades at GCSE, including a minimum grade C in Geography plus English and Mathematics. Students with a Humanities GCSE will need a grade A.
Uplands’ A Level Geography students have gone on to work in, amongst other fields of employment Architecture, Agriculture, Law, Leisure and Tourism, Civil Engineering, Social Work and Surveying. As well as combining well with other subjects, Geography itself contains many skills that can be learnt in other subjects.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uplands Community College School Sixth Form directly.