A-level Geography

Geography is concerned with many key issues of the 21st century: biodiversity, sustainability, population change and climate change. Topics studied will include: Water and Carbon Cycles, Ecosystems, Coasts, Population, Changing Places and Global Governance with reference to Antarctica.

Why study Geography?

Geography is a subject that is firmly grounded in the real world.

Students will study current issues that shape the world they live in as well as developing a variety of employable skills, such as GIS skills, data analysis and photograph analysis.

To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

In addition, a positive college interview is required.

80% across two external exams

20% coursework, based on individual fieldwork

Geography is highly valued by universities. It is a facilitating subject, most likely to be required or preferred for entry to degree courses.

Geography combines well with arts and science subjects, as it is a broad based subject.

Geography demonstrates breadth that universities like as well as enhancing essay writing skills.

You cover a wide range of different topics in Geography.

The practical skills you learn in collecting and presenting data is what I enjoy about the subject. We have studied coasts and erosional landforms which has been my favourite topic as their features are so varied and interesting.

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