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Geography at Uplands Community College School Sixth Form

Course description

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.

Course content

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Wadhurst is situated on the Kent/Sussex border seven miles (11 km) east of Crowborough and about seven miles (11 km) south of Tunbridge Wells.  It is also within easy reach of Ticehurst, Burwash, Mayfield and Heathfield in East Sussex, and Lamberhurst, Hawkhurst and Cranbrook in Kent.


      There is limited parking available on the College site during the day.  Visitors travelling by car may prefer to park in the public car park, which is situated next to the Greyhound Pub in the High Street, adjacent to the College. 


      Uplands is a Community College and we have a Sports Centre on-site, which is open to the public and a Youth Centre across the road.  The entire College site, including the Sports Centre is a non-smoking environment. 

      The College is:

      • Within easy reach of the A21


      • Approximately 1 mile from Wadhurst Railway Station


      • Served by bus routes from the surrounding towns/villages


      • Located within the centre of Wadhurst; Sixth Form students are permitted to visit the local shops during study periods and break/lunchtime