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Geography A Level at King Edward VI Community College

Course description

If you choose Edexcel Advanced Level GCE in Geography you will:
- develop and apply your understanding of geographical concepts and processes to understanding and interpreting our changing world
- develop your awareness of the complexity of interactions within and between societies, economies, cultures and environments of scale, from local to global
- develop as a global citizen who recognise the challenges of sustainability and the implications for your own and others’ lives
- improve as a critical and reflective learner, aware of the importance of attitudes and values
- become adept in the use and application of skills and new technologies through geographical studies both in and outside the classroom
- be inspired by the world around you, and gain enjoyment and satisfaction from your geographical studies and understanding their relevance.

Course content

Unit 1 – Global Challenges: World at Risk; Going Global
Unit 2 – Geographical Investigations: Crowded Coasts; Rebranding Places

Unit 3 – Contested Planet: Energy Security; Water Conflicts; Biodiversity Under Threat; Superpower Geographies; Bridging the Developmental Gap
Unit 4 – Geographical Research

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C or above in English.


Lessons will take many different forms with an emphasis on encouraging student-led learning, allowing you to be active in your learning. Fieldwork, research and practical work are all part of the wider investigation process. They form an intrinsic part of each of these topics. At AS Level we will be carrying out coastal fieldwork at Start Point and Torbay and rebranding fieldwork in Plymouth and Totnes to link with the Geographical investigations unit (please be aware there is a charge for this).

Future opportunities

Geography is inherently multidisciplinary in a world that increasingly values people who have the skills needed to work across the physical and social sciences. The subject will enable students to have access to a wide range of possible career and Higher Education opportunities. Students will learn and use a variety of transferable skills throughout the course. These skills are in great demand and are recognised by employers and universities as being of great value.

Geography also combines well with almost all other subjects. Taken with sciences and mathematics, geography supports applications for almost any science based degree; taken with other humanities subjects, Geography supports an equally wide range of university courses, such as business, law, media, politics and philosophy. The subject also has one of the best employment records with only 5.8% of geography graduates still job-hunting six months after they graduated, against an average of 7.3%.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI Community College directly.

Last updated date: 08 February 2017

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