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AS Level: Geography at King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville

Course description

At AS Level you will study global themes, including globalisation and climate change. You will discover how your own actions can relate to the wider world, be it your local area or a country far away. You will study two units,

¨ Unit 1: Global Challenges ― In this unit you will study a range of topics such as Global Hazards, Climate Change and Future Global Challenges.

Unit 2: Geographical Investigations ― This gives you an opportunity to undertake geographical research, including fieldwork

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Entry requirements

Grade C or above in Geography GCSE or any other social studies subject. This course is open to students who have not done a GCSE in Geography. However, you will benefit from having an interest in the world around you, be it curiosity about how a landscape has formed, or an interest in how a community might be affected by trans-national corporations. You need to be prepared to leave the classroom and see for yourself what is going on!



Unit 1: Global Challenges -1.5 hour written examination, including a colour Resource Booklet

Unit 2: Geographical Investigations -1 hour written examination. You will be asked about your fieldwork skills in this examination.


Future opportunities

An A Level in Geography opens doors! You will find that studying geography is a brilliant step towards a wider range of HE courses and/or employment opportunities.

Further education - geographers can go on to study higher level courses, including Foundation degrees, undergraduate degrees and/or BTEC Higher Nationals.

Employment  - geographers can go into a wide range of jobs, including:

Advertising, Education, Environmental management, Finance, Law, Marketing, Retailing, Sales, Social/health services, Meteorology, Hydrology. In recent years a growing number of students from this college have gone on to do undergraduate degrees in Geography.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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