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Geography GCE AS Level (Marple Campus) at Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

Course description

Geography is the study of the Earth. The world we live in is changing. Geography allows you to see why and how it is changing. It can enhance communication skills, literacy and numeracy, IT literacy, spatial awareness, team working, problem solving and environmental awareness. Geography will appeal to you if: • you are curious about the world’s places, peoples and • environments • you like asking questions and finding answers • you are interested in local, regional and global issues • you have the ability to think independently • you wish to explore human, physical and • environmental geographical relationships.

Course content

AS Level (year one) 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 One Global Challenges - you will study a range of topics such as Global Hazards, Climate Change, Globalisation and Migration. Unit Two Geographical Investigations - this gives you an opportunity to undertake geographical research, including fieldwork. You will investigate two topics in depth, Crowded Coasts (physical geography), and Rebranding Places (human geography).

Entry requirements

Although you do not need to have taken GCSE Geography if you have then we would expect a grade C or above.


Assessment is mostly by written examination although some resources are released in advance of the exam.

Future opportunities

Geography is a brilliant step towards a wide range of HE courses and employment opportunities that include: Advertising, Education, Marketing, Law, Retailing, Sales, Environmental Management, Finance and the Social and Health Services.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year