Geography A Level at New College Nottingham
How does our environment shape us and how do we shape the environment? This course will bring you right to the heart of the big questions facing the
world today: how do we create a sustainable future for ourselves?
Can we combat global warming? and how do we share the earth’s resources? You’ll take an in depth look at globalisation and the impact it’s having on the planet and its people.
You’ll get plenty of hands-on experience as fieldwork is an essential part of the course: field trips, day visits and local studies will be integrated
into the programme. Topics include: global challenges; geographical investigations; contested planet; geographical research.
You will also:
- Learn to analyse maps, statistics, newspaper articles and satellite images
- Gain an understanding of the ideas and concepts that underpin natural and human systems
- Gain a systematic knowledge of selected case-studies from the developed and developing world
- Analyse real planning issues to gain an insight into decision-making
- Global Challenges: globalisation and the world at risk - hazards including climate change
- Geographical Investigations: crowded coasts and unequal spaces or re-branding places - rural and urban environments
- Contested Planet: energy security, water conflicts, biodiversity under threat, superpower geographies, bridging the development gap, the technological fix
- Geographical Research: study of a physical or human geography topic
- Hands-on experience of fieldwork is an essential part of the course: fieldtrips, day visits and local studies will be integrated into the programme.
You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English Language and Maths and you must have studied the Higher GCSE Geography paper
You’ll take examinations.
You could progress to a related higher education course such as geography, planning, development, environmental studies or earth sciences.
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How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Nottingham directly.