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Geography AS A Level at Saint Mary's College, Blackburn

Course description

We follow the AQA Geography course as it provides the opportunity to study relevant contemporary issues and recent world events. Over the two years you will have the opportunity to study both physical and human geography. For instance, in your first year you will have the opportunity to study coastal environments, rivers and flooding, energy issues and population change. In year two you will study, in detail, topics such as hazards, ecosystems and world cities. You will have the opportunity to undertake both residential and day field excursions where you will apply theoretical ideas to real places! Throughout the course you will discuss issues such as: - Should Antarctica be protected from development? - Can we prevent flooding in the UK? - How can a geographer predict a volcanic eruption? - Why should we be concerned about the rapid deforestation of our rainforests? - What causes mega cities to grow? - Is nuclear power the best option? - How will the UK cope as the population becomes older? - Should we protect our coasts or just let nature take its course? - Are we living in a more hazardous world? - To what extent are humans responsible for climate change?

Entry requirements

English Language grade C, Mathematics grade C. Science grade C and Additional Science or Additional Applied Science at grade C. Geography grade C if taken.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Saint Mary's College, Blackburn directly.

Last updated date: 15 October 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years