Geography is the study of the physical and human environment and is a subject which enables students to acquire a large number of skills including communication and number work as well as the use of problem solving and investigative skills. The study of the subject increases awareness of the environment and makes students aware of world problems and issues as well as locational knowledge. For.
Government funding available
Questions & Answers
Add your question
Our advisors and other users will be able to reply to you
Have you taken this course?
Welsh Joint Education Committee
Geography is the study of the physical and human environment and is a subject which enables students to acquire a large number of skills including communication and number work as well as the use of problem solving and investigative skills. The study of the subject increases awareness of the environment and makes students aware of world problems and issues as well as locational knowledge. For this reason it is an ideal subject to study and combines easily with a variety of other subjects at A level.
Students develop knowledge and understanding of the world at local , regional and global levels.
Makes students aware of the importance of sustainable development.
Provides an understanding of the interrelationship between humans and the physical environment.
It enables students to participate in the learning process through fieldwork and practical work.
Can support a personal sense of citizenship and the ability to make informed judgements through critical and sensitive study with awareness of others
Enables students to develop their own values and understanding of the role values , attitudes and perceptions of people involved in decision making processes especially those associated with the use and management of resources and environment.
Career Prospects and Progression
A Levels provide an excellent basis for progression to Higher level qualifications such as degrees or Higher National Diplomas. Geography can support careers in Environmental Science, Travel and Tourism, Estate Management, Surveying, Conservation, Town and Regional Planning, Meteorology etc. The problem solving approach and transferable skills developed through the study of geography can be useful in jobs which require analytical ability.
AS LEVEL GG1-Process and issues in the physical environment. GG2 -Process and issues in the human environment GG3 -Investigative Geography. A LEVEL GG4 -Geographical processes and their management GG5 -Sustainable development. GG6 -An individual investigation
Method of Assessment
AS Level - Three Examinations A2 Level - Examinations and Coursework
AS - 1 Year Full A Level - 2 Years
Time of Delivery
This course can be studied in English only
Normally students 16 - 19 years of age will require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A* - C including Geography. Entry for mature students without formal qualifications is at the discretion of the Faculty.
Full-time or Part-time
Full Time and Part Time