Course overview

Geography A Level City of Bristol College

This programme will introduce you to the fundamentals of both physical and human geography.

You will study changing landscapes and challenges in the 21st century. You will also learn about the hydrological and carbon cycles; global systems and global governance.

This course is an option within our humanities A Level pathway.

  • Humanities Pathway course code: ALHUM

Find out more about our A Level pathways and how to apply

Additional information

Who is this course for?

A Level Geography is for any student who has a passion for nature and empathy for the difficulties associated with climate change. Geography is very well respected as an A Level by most universities and it lays a strong foundation for higher education in either a humanities or science subject.

What you'll learn

During Year 1 you will go on two excursions to conduct fieldwork.One trip will survey a river in the Quantock Hills and the other will be a survey through the City of Bristol. During Year 2 you will need to conduct your own fieldwork that you will design and carry out yourself.

Course entry requirements

To join this course you will need 6 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above, including a 5 (B) grade in either English Language or Maths. GCSE Geography is preferred but is not essential.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the duration of the course via a combination of assignments, practical work, observation and presentations.

Future career and study opportunities

A Level Geography is a direct feeder into top universities in the UK. However, if university is not your intended pathway, A Level Geography, with its combined emphasis on both physical and human geography, will put you in good stead to join the workforce in a professional capacity and will open up doors into government departments and give you a strong foundation if joining a career in the sciences.

Additional costs

This course is free to anyone aged 16-18. There is no formal list of additional costs. However, if you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning. 

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