A Level Geography

A Level Geography is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to study a range of topics such as Climate Change, Globalisation, Water Conflicts and Biodiversity. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses including: Geography, Environmental Sciences and related degrees.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
      LAGEOGR
    • Attendance Pattern
      Daytime
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    Geography is an engaging, diverse and topical subject. We investigate contemporary geographical issues to promote global awareness, and work to develop a range of skills that are highly desired by employers.

    Fieldwork is an essential part of Geography and you will complete at least four days of fieldwork across the two-year course. You will visit places such as Liverpool, Manchester and the Fylde Coast to investigate regeneration and coastal environments. There is also the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to Italy in the first year. Visiting speakers from universities and other organisations will provide opportunities for students who wish to take their studies beyond the A Level syllabus.

    In 2016, our students achieved 35% A*- A grades and there was a 100% pass rate.

    Geography is a skills-based course and you will study:

    • Dynamic Landscapes investigates tectonic hazards and coastal change
    • Dynamic Places examines globalisation, migration, and rebranding
    • Physical Systems and Sustainability looks at issues of water and energy security
    • Global Development looks at superpowers and geopolitical issues

    Students are also able to complement their classroom learning by carrying out further research into topical case studies they are interested in.

  • Entry Requirements

    For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.

    *Please note that A Level English requires a Level 6 in GCSE English

    *Please note that A Level Maths requires a Level 6 in GCSE Maths

    *Please note that A Level Sciences require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science

  • How will I be assessed?
    • 80% written examination
    • 20% coursework
  • Progression Pathway

    Students progress to university degree and diploma courses, work-based skills training and careers in management, project management, accounting, civil engineering, leisure and tourism, teaching, planning and a broad range of environment-related fields.