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Geography A-Level at Egglescliffe School

Course description

Geography deals with some of the really important issues facing us in the new millennium and gives you an understanding of the ways in which our world is changing.

Course content

Some of the questions you will learn about are:

  • Can the planet cope with its growing population?
  • Why are an increasing proportion of the world’s population at risk from natural disasters?
  • How can global poverty be tackled?

Throughout the course you will gain a wide range of skills, writing essays and dealing with statistics, maps, photographs, the Internet, GIS and written materials. There is a wealth of relevant information provided by the news media and you will need to keep yourself up to date with events locally, nationally and internationally. There is a residential field course in North Yorkshire in Year 12.

Entry requirements

5+ A*-C grades in GCSEs or equivalent qualifications including English Language and Maths.

Subject Specific

You will need at least a GCSE grade C in Geography. However, students with a good GCSE profile can study Geography at A level without a GCSE in the subject.

Financial information

Are there any expenses involved?

The main expense is the residential fieldwork which attracts a grant of £70 from school. Funding is available for students who find it difficult to meet the costs of fieldwork which is approximately £115.

Future opportunities

Many of our students study Geography, Town and Country Planning, Urban Studies or Development Studies. Others have gone on to study Geology, Earth Sciences, Economics, Politics, Law and Education. Well qualified Geographers have careers in many professions – accountancy, marketing, personnel, estate management – the list is almost endless.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Egglescliffe School directly.

Last updated date: 24 April 2015

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