Geography A Level at South Cheshire College
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.
- Rivers, floods and management
- Coastal environments
- Population change
- Energy issues i.e. sustainable energy, changing energy production
- 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?
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.
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.
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.