Geography

Course Summary:

If you enjoy learning about the natural and human environment and other issues that affect our lives, now and in the future, then this is the course for you. Keen tutors will support you through assignments that focus on the interaction between people and the environment and the understanding and management of the world today. You’ll study topics such as coastal landscapes, the built environments within which we live, and the hazardous earth. Fieldwork is an integral part of the course and you will take part in a range of fieldtrips to embed your learning from the classroom in the real world.

Higher Education Destinations:

Studying A Levels Geography at OSFC will equip you with the skills to go into a wide range of roles including business, teaching and careers that require a degree in any subject. Geography courses at university can have an emphasis on human or physical geography and geology and popular BA(Hons) and BSC (Hons) degrees in Geography are available at a range of universities including Manchester University, Durham University and Keele University. There are also many related courses linked to Geography such as Humanitarian Response and Disaster Management, Logistics and Environmental Science.

Career destinations:

Geography A Level is useful for a number of careers and HE courses in areas including Surveying, Town and Country Planning, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Studies. As a Geography student you will develop your problem solving, teamwork and analytical skills. Geography is also a ‘facilitating subject’ which will aid your application to a range of courses at top universities.

Entry Requirements:

GCSE Geography grade 4 or above is essential if it has been studied. If not, a 4 or above in English Language and GCSE Mathematics is essential.

Assessment Method:

75% Coursework
25% Exam

Student Case Studies:

Charlie Jones

Charlie Jones

“Geography is always evolving and changing which makes it extremely interesting to study. The skills that you learn are very versatile – from essay writing to map work – which gives you a greater understanding and ability to use them in further study. I have also really enjoyed the opportunity to go on so many trips.”

Charlie is planning to go on to university to study Geography when he finishes College.