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Geography A-level

This course will help increase your understanding of the world, and the people and places within it. You will find out about physical and human geography from our experienced staff. You will learn through a range of enjoyable and interesting activities and areas of study. You will be required to complete a residential field trip in the spring term of your first year.

This is a very broad discipline, developing a wide range of skills, and covers many contemporary issues such as the environment, energy, sustainability and fair trade.

This course can be studied as part of the Communications Pathway or Business Pathway.

What do I learn?
You will learn about the two areas of physical and human geography. This will increase your understanding of a wide range of environments and the world around you.

Your study will include the following:
• unit 1 - Changing physical environments
• unit 2 - Changing human environments
• unit 3 - Contemporary themes and research in Geography
• unit 4 - Sustainability. Fieldwork is an essential part of this course.

This involves a number of trips and visits and your study will include a residential trip.

You will learn through a range of enjoyable and interesting activities and areas of study. Your studying will be through a combination of coursework and timed assessments. You will take two exams, one of which is based on your fieldwork research.
What do I gain?
Your Geography AS level can be a stand-alone qualification or lead on to A2 study. You will take part in field residential trip to help develop your skills and increase your subject understanding. You will have your own specialist personal tutor who you will meet individually or as part of a tutorial, and they will help you set, review and achieve your targets.

There is an extensive programme of support to help you make higher education decisions and move on to university. The vast majority of A-level students progress successfully to higher education.

There is an extensive programme of enrichment opportunities on offer and you will be encouraged to select from a range including volunteering, work experience, sport and performing.
What do I need?
Six GCSEs grades A* to C including English Language and Maths. A minimum of a D grade at AS allows you to progress onto your second year of study.
What do I gain?
You could progress on to higher level study in humanities or a relevant scientific degree, such as environmental sciences, or alternatively enter employment. Roles in employment would include working for companies like Thames Water, The Environment Agency or local government as a Cartographer, Environmental Consultant, Transport Planner or Town Planner.
What else do I need to know?
The fee for international students for the 2016 entrance is £12,950 per year. Scholarships of up to £6,250 are available, for more information on International entries contact international@activatelearning.ac.uk.
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