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Geography A Level at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College

Course description

  • GCSEs to include C or above in English Language. If you have taken Geography at GCSE you must have a least a C grade
  • Minimum GCSE point score required for this course: 5.1
  • A range of compulsory local fieldwork trips run alongside an annual optional international trip
  • Involvement in the Hampshire Geographical Association gives access to twilight conferences and competitions
  • Geography will literally open up your world! As a subject it is widely accepted by both universities and employers as giving a wide range of transferable skills both in related courses and jobs.

Course content

Are you keen to understand how the natural world works? Does the relationship between people and the places they live fascinate you? Do you have a genuine interest in global issues and the complex web of decisions surrounding challenges like hazard management, energy production, environmental responsibility and the plight of refugees? A Level Geography combines a range of human and physical topics to give you a balanced outlook on our world and the issues that affect it. The dynamic relationships between landscapes, environments, cultures and societies are explored at local, regional, national and global levels. One week you might find yourself examining how the management of a river basin could be improved in order to reduce the risk of local flooding; the next you could be considering consequences for the global economy and the global geopolitical system if peak oil production has already been passed. As a geographer you will come to understand that relationships between people and places are never straightforward; they are part of a complex web of interrelationships and the people within that web have to make decisions about matters that can range from the trivial to the fundamentally important. Not only do we have to be aware of our own roles as decision makers and influencers of events; we also have to understand the attitudes and values of other people, groups and factors that influence their decisions. Fieldwork is an integral part of the syllabus, allowing you to apply the theory you learn in class in practical situations. This will involve a combination of local and residential field trips. Currently we are running a trip to Iceland but we are constantly exploring new possibilities!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barton Peveril Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

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