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Geography A Level at South Cheshire College

Course description

Why study Geography?

Do you know why it rains or why volcanoes erupt? How our energy needs are changing or what globally we are doing to ensure the planet survives for the next generation? How are we managing cities of over one million people in the developed and less developed parts of the world?

Come and investigate these issues on the Geography course at South Cheshire College. Let us raise your awareness of current issues over the use of resources and the environmental impact of our globally growing population.

Since 2013 we have enjoyed a 100% pass rate and 88% A*-C for our A-Level Geography. The Geography department is well resourced and adopts a wide range of teaching styles to promote active learning. Students participate in online learning, discussions, presentations as well as taking lead role in decision making and problem solving exercises. Visiting speakers from universities and industry supplement the student experience. In 2014 we celebrated a 100% pass rate with 93% achieving A*-C.

Course content

AS Units:

  • Rivers, floods and management
  • Coastal environments
  • Population change
  • Energy issues i.e. sustainable energy, changing energy production

A2 Units:

  • Plate tectonics and associated hazards, such as volcanoes
  • Weather and climate and associated hazards, such as hurricanes
  • World cities i.e. where are they and how are they managed?

Entry requirements

Generally, a minimum of 2 GCSEs grade B and 3 grade C, including English and Maths, but applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.

Financial information

In addition to classroom studies, we carry out a river study in Shropshire to learn basic field work skills. You will also have the opportunity to travel with the college on an overseas field trip.

Future opportunities

Students have entered a wide range of degree courses, as well as progressing to directly linked courses in Geography, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Estate/Environmental/Coastal/Groundwater Management, Surveying and Agriculture. Students have also used Geography as a qualification for entry to Law, Management Sciences, Business, Architecture, Medicine, Veterinary and organisations such as DEFRA.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Cheshire College directly.

Last updated date: 17 August 2016

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    • South Cheshire College is situated in Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe and is ideally positioned for easy access. It is on major bus routes and is less than a 15 minute walk from the mainline railway station in Crewe. Junctions 16 and 17 of the M6 motorway are both only a 15 minute drive away and Manchester International airport is just 45 minutes away by rail or road.