Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September | Exam Board: EDUQAS
Please note all of our A Level subjects must be studied as part of a full time A Level programme. You will choose 3 A level subjects to study over two years.
What is this course about?
Geography is the subject that is preparing students for jobs that do not exist yet, by utilising resources that have not been discovered yet, by using technologies that have not been invented yet, in places that have not been built yet, in order to solve problems that are in the present day and may happen in the future.
A-Level Geography includes a wide range of topics such as:
- Tectonics – earthquakes and volcanoes
- Coasts – landforms and processes
- Settlement – regeneration of urban areas
- Water and Carbon Cycles – rivers and climate change
- China – reasons for so many items being made in China
- Population – migration
- Energy – renewable Vs non-renewable
Why choose this course?
Tutors are well qualified, enthusiastic, experienced and caring. There is an extensive range of multimedia CDs and resources that, together with the experience of the teaching staff, will help you to investigate contemporary geographical issues.
Fieldwork is an essential part of Geography and you will use the local areas around college, Liverpool and Manchester. Many of the field courses are undertaken during study days to minimise disruption to the teaching programme.
A minimum of 3 x 5’s and 2 x 4’s at GCSE including a Grade 5 in English Language, a Grade 5 in Maths and a Grade 5 in Geography.
What will this course lead on to?
Geography has become the second most employable degree (Guardian Newspaper) due to its problem solving nature. Many employers are impressed with a geography student’s ability to evaluate a range of solutions and make decisions on the most effective strategy to go forward.
Geography is also one of the facilitating subjects which the Russell Group Universities (Top 25 universities in the UK) require A-Level students to study to give students the best opportunity to apply successfully to these prestigious universities.
Geography opens many employment opportunities including being a surveyor, town planner, police officer, geologist, architect and being in the armed forces.
How will I be assessed?
80% written examinations with 20% fieldwork.
Are there any costs associated with this course?
A Level Geography requires students to participate in field work trips & activities therefore there may be some minimal costs involved with day excursions. Any residential trips that are organized are researched thoroughly in order to keep costs down. There is also a £10 charge for reprographics.
Well-equipped classroom, access to up to date books/journals in the Learning Resource Centre.
What Cronton A Level Geography students say?
“Geography works really well with Science or Humanities subjects. It can keep your options open when applying for university”.
“Studying A Level Geography has allowed me to research geographical issues in great detail which has prepared me well for undergraduate study”
The Cronton Experience:
During your time at Cronton Sixth Form College, you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different enrichment activities in your free time. These will increase your enjoyment of your studies and equip you for further success. Click the image below for more information!
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- Duration 50 hours
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- Language English
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