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, ideal for students wanting to become a Geologist. This is located in the Sixth Form Academy (SFA). We study a range of social and environmental issues at a local, national and global scale.

Applying for A Levels? Click Apply Now on any ONE of the subjects you are interested in studying, complete the online application form and then book an Information Evening to meet the tutors and discuss your preferred choices. You can then choose your subjects on the night!

  • 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 conservation and environmental work, resource management, 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 will be additional course-related costs.

Study Mode

Full-Time

Location

Neath College

Course Length

2 years