A Level Geography | Furness College
A Level Geography

A Level Geography

Having enjoyed GCSE Geography, and being interested in current affairs, you will also be curious about how your actions affect the world around you - including the effects of climate change and how an increase or decrease in the global population can impact much more than just family life.

Course Content

Geography students study: the carbon cycle and water issues; the characteristics of cold environments as well as considering the issues of global population change, weather and climate and tectonic hazards, the challenges facing our energy supply and address the issues raised by world cities. Coursework allows students to work on a chosen topic area, giving you an opportunity to get to grips with something that really interests you. As well as classroom study, residential field trips are an important element of the course and often the highlights of the year! You’ll visit Borrowdale for three days to study rivers and glaciation. You may also have the opportu

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

To study geography at this level you need to have gained a grade 5 or better at GCSE geography, in addition to the general entry requirements. A grade 4 or better at GCSE Maths and Grade 4 or better in GCSE English Language is required. If these grades aren't achieved it will be reviewed on an individual basis. Please note a grade 5 in English is advisable.


What opportunities will this lead to?

Students go on to take a broad range of degrees, especially disciplines related to geography and go on to use their geographical skills in their careers, as the environment, tourism and planning become more important.

Use this handy tool to find out more about potential careers after A Levels.

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