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Geography GCE A Level

Greenhead College

Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4ES

GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Level 3
GEO
Social Sciences

Course Summary

Have you ever wondered over physical phenomena such as volcanoes and glacier formation or social issues such as migration, inequality and diseases epidemics? Are you motivated by environmental issues such as deforestation, climate change and reducing carbon emissions? If so, our Geography course is designed for you. As well as these themes, you will develop a wide range of skills from map skills, data presentation and analysis through graphical techniques and statistical tests and constructing essays that debate geographical issues.

Steve Brace from the Royal Geographic Society has described the national statistics which show undergraduate geographers are more likely to enjoy and complete their degree and that geographers experience above average rates of graduate employment and earnings. In short, he states "Geography is the subject that is not only relevant to the real world, but also one you are more likely to enjoy, secure a job through and earn a reasonable wage with."

Please read the course information below and if you would like to make an application please visit https://cedar.greenhead.ac.uk/apply

Course Details

Physical Geography Modules:
Glaciated Landscapes Systems, Earth's Life Support Systems and Hazardous Earth

Human Geography Modules:
Changing Spaces, Making Places, Global Connections (Migration and Power and Borders) and Disease Dilemmas.

Geographical Investigation:
All geography students must complete 4 days of fieldwork and as part of this will need to attend a compulsory 3 day residential field trip to the Lake District. Skills developed on these days will be used to produce an independent coursework enquiry worth 20% of A Level Geography.

How will it be delivered?

This course is linear and will be fully examined at the end of the two year course.

Entry requirements

The College gives priority to its 11 partner schools. Places are offered to other applicants on a competitive basis.

All prospective students will be required to achieve a minimum of grade 4 in GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics, and a minimum of grade 6 in three GCSE subjects.

Prospective Geography students should achieve a minimum of grade 4 in GCSE Geography (if taken). If not studied at GCSE, students will need at least grade 5 in GCSE Mathematisc OR GCSE Science.

Your next steps...

To make an application please visit https://cedar.greenhead.ac.uk/apply

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