Geography

Level 3, A Level

Duration: Two Year Course

Location: Benfleet

Course Description

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Are you interested in the human and natural world? A-Level Geography is a hugely diverse and dynamic subject. 

You will explore a wide range of current environmental and political issues occurring around the world, including: Natural hazards,Climate change, Migration, Development, Globalisation.

In your second year you will study the management and threats to vital resources such as energy, water and biodiversity. You will also have the chance to undertake fieldwork to supplement your theoretical knowledge in one of your Geography units. 

Modules

Year One:

  • Tectonic processes and hazards
  • Glacial landscapes and change
  • Globalisation
  • Regenerating places

Year Two

  • Water cycle and Insecurity
  • The Carbon cycle and Energy Security
  • Climate change futures
  • Superpowers
  • Global development and connections
  • Independent investigation (Coursework)

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

You will be expected to stay up-to-date with current events, in order to participate in discussions relating to the content taught in class. If you have commitment and enthusiasm then you will easily be able to manage the challenging workload both in and outside of the classroom. You will be assessed by written examinations with two exams at the end of both years. Therefore, a strong level of written English is encouraged given the essay structure of exams.

Why Should I Choose Seevic College?

  • The course offers opportunities to undertake fieldwork to explore the regeneration of the London Docklands and Olympic Park.
  • There is also the potential to visit Iceland as part of the Glacial landscapes and Tectonic processes topics.
  • Geography has consistently been voted as one of the most employable degree subjects because of the transferable skills and knowledge you will gain. 
     

What Could I Do Next?

The wide range of transferable skills you will gain are becoming increasingly attractive to employers from both Business and Finance sectors. As we live in a more globalised world, it pays to know about what is going on within it. A range of possible careers are open to qualified Geographers including:

 

  • Meteorology
  • Town Planning
  • GIS officer
  • Insurance Risk Analyst
  • Surveying
  • Environmental Management/Conservation
  • Plus many more...

 

A wide number of former students have gone on to study Geography degrees at a range of top universities, including: University of Reading, University of Exeter and Plymouth University (to name but a few).

General Entry Requirements

Average point score of 5.3, calculated from all GCSE subjects. Your point score MUST include at least five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above - including English Language or Maths. 

If you achieve English at a Grade C/4, your Maths grade must be a D and vice versa.  

Students who achieve an average point score of 5.0 may be considered, this will be discussed with you at your interview which you will receive after you apply.

Specific Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade 5 in GCSE English and Maths (preferably a 6 in Maths).

If Geography GCSE completed then a C or above is necessary.

Additional Costs

Suggested books to supplement learning are encouraged to be bought at around £50 for the two years in total - Trip to London approx £50 - Trip to Iceland approx £500-£700, dependent on numbers.

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