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Geography AS & A Level at NewVIc

Course description

Global issues including natural hazards, economic change, changing cities and coasts will be explored in this subject. You will analyse the interactions between people and their environments. This subject gives you the opportunity to develop your research and data analysis skills based on fieldwork investigations.

Course content

The AS-level course will focus on:

  • natural hazards including earthquakes, hurricanes, river flooding and management
  • population issues including migration and managing change in rural and urban areas
  • crowded coasts and the impact of climate change

The second year of the course, leading to A-level will focus on:

  • energy security, water conflicts and biodiversity
  • research into life on the margins
  • development issues of superpowers, the development gap and technology
On the course you will:
  • participate in debates and discussions
  • analyse newspapers and relevant television programmes
  • take part in group work
  • go on field trips and attend conferences

Entry requirements

Five or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language (grade 9-5). It is recommended that you have a grade B in Geography.


In the first, AS year, you will be assessed by two written exams; the second will include some fieldwork questions.

In the second, A-level year, you will be assessed by two written exams and a 3,000 word written fieldwork investigation report.

Financial information

Students will be required to contribute a small fee towards fieldwork trips.

Future opportunities

The wide range of skills and the understanding of the modern world gained through the study of this facilitating subject will prepare geographers for entry into a variety of careers and degrees. These include Planning, Environmental Work, Media, Leisure and Tourism, Public Services, Business and Management.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.