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Geography A Level at Newcastle Sixth Form College

Course description

Geography is the study of Earth and of the distribution of life.

Studying Geography will give you the opportunity to develop your awareness and understanding of the world in which you live.

You will develop you knowledge of locations, places, processes and environments. You will look at a variety of geographical scales from local to global and at a range of temporal skills. 

Entry requirements

5 GCSE at A* - C which should include English and Maths.

Students who have not achieved a grade C or above in English and/or Maths will be required to resit them during their AS year.


A Level Geography has a balance of physical and human geography topics, and the people-environment relationships which link the two. There are 4 core themes:
• Water and carbon cycles.
• Landscape systems.
• Global systems and global governance.
• Changing places.

Geographical skills and fieldwork are embedded throughout the course which will comprise of external written examination assessment and coursework, internally marked and externally moderated.

At Newcastle Sixth Form College we offer local fieldwork visits around the city and coastal areas. Short visits include High Force in Teesdale and for the more adventurous students; Iceland and Ghana.

Future opportunities

Geographers go places!

Geography is unique in that it can be both a Humanities and a Science subject at university, depending on the subjects it is combined with at A Level.

Geographers enter a very wide range of career areas and put simply there is no such thing as a geography job, there are jobs that Geographers do. Studying geography provides you with valuable skills and a firm base for life-long learning. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newcastle Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 16 August 2016
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