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Geography at Wickersley School and Sports College

Course description

This subject will be offered in Option Blocks A, C and D

Geography provides students with the opportunity to study the world around them, to see the many patterns and processes we interact with and to develop both our understanding and our ability to evaluate the real world. This course provides students with a fantastic knowledge base but also with the skills to use this knowledge and implement it in a real life situation. A’level geography tests many skills rigorously and in no way is easy, however it will mean that you will finish the course with the knowledge and skills to engage in further education or into the work place. A’level geography prepares you for life!

Course content

Year 1
Hazards, Water and Carbon Cycles and Changing Places
Year 2
Global Systems and Governance, Hot Desert Systems and Landscapes and Resource Security


Entry requirements

The minimum qualification for entry into the Sixth Form is 5 4 grades including Maths and English, although there are specific entry requirements for some of our option subjects.

A student’s suitability for their chosen subjects will also be taken into account, even if they meet the 5 4 grades threshold.

Applicants will need to have a proven record of good or excellent effort and attendance in Year 11 in order to qualify for a place, verified by a suitable reference.


Two 2 and a half hour exams each worth 40% (Physical and Human Geography) and 20% Independent Geography Coursework, internally marked moderated externally.

Future opportunities

Geography combines well with both arts and science subjects. You may already be thinking ahead to potential university and career choices so it is worth bearing in mind that geography is a broad based subject that really fits well for your future progression. For example, for careers in sustainability and green issues, urban regeneration, energy supply, retail location, managing the effects of hazards and climate change, geography is an obvious choice.

Further information

Please consult our Option Blocks before making your selection.

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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: 09 October 2018
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