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A Level Geography

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Course outline

Studying AS in the first year and progressing to the full A Level in the second is a great way to study A Levels, but you may have the option to study the full A Level in a single year.

Geography is about the relationship between people and the environment, including topical issues such as climate change and globalisation.

You will study this course alongside 2 or 3 other A Levels and you will be able to select your chosen subjects when you apply online.

You’ll get plenty of hands-on experience as fieldwork is an essential part of the course: field trips, day visits and local studies will be integrated into the programme.

Topics include:

  • Natural hazards
  • Globalisation
  • Geographical investigations
  • The global challenges of the 21st century such as: how to feed 9 billion people, the causes and impacts of migration

How to apply for this course

Choose one of the options from the table below and hit "Apply".

You will select your individual subjects when you complete the application.

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Location Date
Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LP

Start: 7th September 2020

AS Level (1 year)

Course code: C000450 / Q002468

Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LP

Start: 8th September 2020

A Level Programme Intensive (1 year)

Course code: C000453 / Q000517

Qualification

A/AS Level Geography

Duration

AS Level: 1 year with the option to progress to the full A Level the following year provided you achieve a Grade D in two or more of your subjects.

A Level Intensive: 1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

1 year AS Level Programme:

  • To study 3 A Levels you’ll need at least 5 GCSE’s at grades 9-4 (A*-C) including GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above
  • To study 4 A Levels you’ll need at least 6 GCSE’s at grades 9-6 (A*-C) including GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above
  • One of your GCSEs must be a grade 4 (C) or above in Geography and must be studying the Higher GCSE paper

1 year Intensive A Level Programme:

  • One full A Level at grade C or above
  • Five or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths
  • One of your GCSEs must be a grade 4 (C) or above in Geography and must be studying the Higher GCSE paper
  • Complete a successful interview

Applicants with predicted GCSE grades 1 or 2 points below the entry requirement for an A Level:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements for either 1 or 2 of your chosen A Level subject choices, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer. We advise that you think about a second choice of course as a back-up plan. You can meet with us for a supportive, friendly and impartial discussion to look at other courses that Nottingham College has to offer. For more information contact High Pavement Sixth Form admissions by telephone on 0115 9100 100 or email at feadmissions@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Applicants who choose 4 subjects but only have the entry requirements to study 3:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements to study 4 A Level subjects, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer for all 4. At your ‘Get Ready for College’ day you will undertake tasters in your subjects and at this point you can discuss your options with subject staff at the event, to help you finalise your subject choices. Final A Level choices however will be made at enrolment in August when your GCSE results are confirmed.

Assessment

80% examinations and 20% coursework.

Progression

If you achieve at least a Grade D in two or more of your AS Level subjects, you will progress to the full A Level.

You could progress to a related higher education course such as geography, planning, development, environmental studies or earth sciences.

Geography graduates are among the most employable and move into a variety of areas such as cartographer, town planner, teacher, tour manager, landscape architect or ecologist.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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