Geography - A Level

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About the course

Geography is the study of the Earth, its processes and people, and is divided into two main strands: human and physical geography. Geographers are the fastest-employed graduates owing not only to their academic capabilities, but also their practical skills. Fieldwork is, of course, an integral part of all good geography courses.

Entry Requirements

  • 6 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths
  • GCSE Geography is preferred, but is not essential
What will I do on this course?

This course is a balance between physical and human geography, though some specialism is possible in the second year. We cover contemporary and traditional geography.

  • Fieldwork is an integral part of the course, including day trips to Bristol, Mendips, Sand Bay and Berrow Sands
  • Two residential trips: one in the first year to Devon for three days and one trip in the second year to Dartmoor, also for three days
  • Optional trips to New York and Washington DC
  • An emphasis on the dynamic nature of Geography
  • Topics include climate change, migration, sustainability, sweatshops, tectonics and much, much more!
Who is it for?

This course is part of a full time A Level programme of 4 different subjects and will appeal to Year 11 students who:

  • Have an interest in and concern for the environment
  • Are interested in current affairs
  • Enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experiences
  • Want the opportunity to carry out practical work outdoors as well as class work
  • Want to broaden their AS or A Level studies to cover both sciences and humanities
  • Enjoy travel and finding out about new people, places, landscapes and events
How to apply

Call : 0117 312 5000
Email : enquiries@cityofbristol.ac.uk

If you are an international student:
Call: +44 (0)117 312 5326
Email: international@cityofbristol.ac.uk

How Is this course assessed?

AS unit G1, Changing Physical Environments: contributes 50% of the AS Level and consists of a one hour 30 minute exam AS unit G2, Changing Human Environments: contributes 50% of the AS Level and consists of a one hour 30 minute exam A2 unit G3, Contemporary Themes and Research: contributes 60% of the A2 Level and consists of a two hour 15 minute exam A2 unit G4, Sustainability: contributes 40% of the A2 Level and consists of a one hour 45 minute exam

What could I do next?

Geographers are in particularly high demand for employment because of their high numeric, ICT and literary skills as well as their ability to work well with other people in teams. Over 40% of students go on to study Geography or closely related subjects at university. There is a wide range of potential careers available to you and unemployment amongst Geography graduates is extremely low. Possible areas of future work include

  • Civil Service
  • Landscaping
  • Geomorphology
  • Hydrology
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Geology
  • Meteorology
  • Mapping
  • Green Consultancy
Additional cost

Residential field trip costs are approximately £115 for AS and £90 for A2

Interview

You will need an interview for this course

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How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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