Geography


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GCE A Level

Costs: 

Text books - students are able to purchase their own text book for the course each year through the college at an expected cost of £20 each.

Trips: four full day trips over the two years which will cost approximately £40 in total.

Specific requirements

  • C (4) grade or above in English Language
  • C (5) grade or above Mathematics
  • C grade or above, if taken, in Geography.

Entry requirements on ‘SSFC Course Information, Advice & Guidance’  document also apply.

 

What will I study?

Geography students hold the key to the world’s problems” Michael Palin

There has never been a better or more important time to study Geography. With growing interest in issues such as climate change, migration, flooding and social inequality, Geography is one of the
most relevant courses you could choose to study.

Many of our students go on to do degrees in Geography or related subjects and also to relevant careers in areas such as the environment, planning and travel. The skills that Geographers can
offer are also greatly valued in many wide ranging careers such as social services, charities, the media, research and marketing.

To be successful you also need to have a good level of literacy and numeracy. Although it is not necessary to have done GCSE Geography, you might find this A level more challenging if you
haven’t, as the skills and knowledge developed in GCSE will provide a useful basis for students doing the A level.

Where does it lead?

Higher/Continuing Education: Geography students enter a wide variety of Higher Education courses - approximately 76% of students progress to Higher Education of whom 31% choose a Geography or Geography related course.