Geography A Level
|Mode of study||Academic A Level|
|Campus||Welsh Bridge Campus|
|Start date||5 September 2022|
|Course code||GEO-AL (2224)|
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, Maths and Geography (if taken at GCSE).
What does the course involve?
SCG offers a fantastic opportunity for you to study this fascinating subject with dedicated A Level specific teachers in some of the best facilities in the county. The subject offers you the chance to learn more about the world, globalisation, and climate change amongst other topics. Geography is also really useful to study alongside other sciences, especially health and social sciences, like Biology, Sociology and Psychology. Geography can be useful for a whole range of university courses and will help you keep your options open.
As part of the course, you will study regeneration in urban and rural areas, globalisation, superpowers, migration, water and carbon cycles, energy security, tectonic processes and hazards, migration and coastal landscapes and management.
You will also develop important skills such as decision-making, literacy, research, numeracy, teamwork, IT skills and evaluation. We use a wider range of case studies from around the world, including, Haiti, California, and Bolivia as well as some closer to home.
There is a focus on small group activities, as we want you to work with others and develop your own ideas and opinions.
How is the course assessed?
Three exams at the end of the second year of both short and longer answers. One exam is based on a resource booklet. The individual investigation based on fieldwork is worth 20% of the final mark. Fieldwork includes day trips to the Welsh coast, Craven Arms and Birmingham, as well as other local activities.
Geographers are highly employable in a range of areas as they deal with some big issues in today’s world, including climate change, conflict, migration, and inequality. In addition, geographers develop a range of valuable and transferable skills. Many students progress to higher education to study Geography or a related subject. Other students go on to relevant careers in areas such as the environment, planning and travel, social services, charities, media, research, and marketing.
Fieldwork includes day trips to the Welsh coast, Craven Arms and Birmingham, as well as other more local activities.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional two or three subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative vocational programme of study via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Level Geography (English Literature, History)
Previous Institution: Llanidloes High School
Geography is an interesting subject and the teachers get you involved. I came to SCG because I wanted a change and it felt like the best option for me. It is great to learn about the world, climate change and globalisation – there is a wide range of aspects covered. After College I want to study Anthropology at university.