AS Level / A Level Geography (Full-Time)

Course Overview

The AS Level / A Level Geography is a new course with a strong emphasis on investigative skills and the understanding of physical and human processes and landscapes. This is located in the Sixth Form Academy (SFA).

This course is ideal for students wanting to become a Geologist. We study a range of social and environmental issues at a local, national and global scale.

Applying for AS Levels or A Levels? Click ‘Apply Now’ on any ONE of the subjects you are interested in studying. Complete the online application form, where you will be asked to specify your other two choices. Then book an Interview appointment to meet the tutors and discuss your preferred choices.

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of six GCSEs at Grade C or above including English Language, Mathematics and Geography.

  • Career Prospects

    Geography is a modern and topical subject which draws together many of the skills that employers demand.

    Geographers enter a wide range of university courses and careers including Geology, Conservation and Environmental work, Resource Management, Town Planning, and Teaching.

  • Course Modules

    AS
    Unit 1: Changing Landscapes – glaciated Landscapes; tectonic hazards.

    Unit 2: Changing Places – relationships and connections; meaning and representation; economic change; deindustrialisation and social inequalities; the tertiary and quaternary economies; rebranding and challenges of continuity and change in rural and urban places.

    A2
    Unit 3: Global Systems and Global Governance – the water and carbon cycles; global migration; global governance of the Earth’s oceans; 21st Century challenges.

    Unit 4: Contemporary Themes in Geography – tectonic hazards; two themes chosen from: Ecosystems; Economic Growth and Challenge; Energy Challenges; Weather and Climate.

    Unit 5: Independent Investigation – 3,000-4,000 word investigation of a chosen topic.

  • Additional Costs

    There may be additional course-related costs, for example for field visits.

Study Mode

Full-Time

Location

Neath College

Course Length

2 years