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Geography A-Level at Sir John Talbot's Technology College

Course description

The course is designed to enable you to:

  • Undertake fieldwork and individual research in a range of locations.
  • Understand some of the most pressing challenges facing our world today.
  • Investigate the choices that exist in managing our world for the future.
  • Become informed, responsible global citizens by raising your awareness of contemporary issues, from climate change to the threat of international conflict.
  • Understand physical processes that produce diverse and dynamic landscapes.
  • Be aware of the similarities and differences between people, places and cultures leading to an improved understanding of societies and economies.
  • Develop a wide range of transferable skills including communication skills, technological skills, cartographical skills, problem-solving, numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Within your lifetime, your world will change faster than ever before, affecting individuals, communities, and the planet as a whole. A Level Geography is central to understanding the causes of these changes and their impacts on people and the environment.

Will this course suit me?

  • • Do you have an interest in and concern for the environment?
  • • Are you interested in current affairs?
  • • Do you enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to your own life?
  • • Would you like to carry out practical work outdoors as well as classwork?
  • • Do you want to keep your options open and cover both ‘sciences’ and ‘humanities’?
  • • Do you enjoy travel and finding out about new people, places, landscapes and events?

If you answered YES to most of these questions, then Geography is right for you. Ideally you will have at least a grade B at GCSE in the subject you wish to study.

Entry requirements

We ask that students applying to the Sixth Form have a minimum of 5 GCSEs A*– C Grade and aim for a B Grade in their chosen subject of study (predicted grades). 

It is possible to choose some subjects if you have not studied them for GCSE. 

You will be invited to attend a short, informal interview with the Head of Sixth Form to discuss your application and talk through your options. All places offered will be conditional until you have received your GCSE results in August and enrolment will take place on GCSE Results Day.

Future opportunities

Geography provides the opportunity to study a wide range of university courses related to Humanities, the environment, outdoor education and Sciences. Geography graduates are very employable due to their diverse range of transferable skills. Career paths include: Environmental Consultant, Teacher, Researcher, Surveyor, Geologist, Development/ NGO Worker, Cartographer, Architect, Town & Country planner.... the list goes on!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Talbot's Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

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