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Geography

Course Summary:

If you enjoy learning about the environment, climate change 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 river environments, population change, glaciation and health issues. Fieldwork is an integral part of the course and you will take part in a residential trip to Isle of Arran, the Lake District or Wales 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:

Students can go into careers linked directly to Geography such as cartography, seismology, town and transport planning and environmental management, but the skills from a Geography degree are useful to go into a wide range of roles in business and careers that require a degree in any subject.

Entry Requirements:

GCSE Geography grade C 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:

AS Level 100% examA Level 40% Coursework 60% 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.