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Geography A-Level

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What is Geography A-Level?

Geography is about the study of people and places. In the Geography A-Level you will look at how the human and physical worlds interact, how people affect their environment and how the environment affects them. Geography also develops your use of a range of transferable skills, including numeracy and statistics when manipulating data, and graphical and cartographic skills when displaying and interpreting data.

What Will You Study?

Geography Reading List >

  • Water and Carbon Cycles
  • Changing Places
  • Hazards
  • Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Population and the environment
  • Global systems and global governance

What Next?

As a successful A-Level Geographer, you will be able to follow any Geography or Earth, Environmental or Social Science degree course at university and Geography will support an application to almost any other degree area. Geography A-Level is also a highly valued qualification by employers from all sectors, from the civil service and public sector to the military and scientific research, to travel and tourism, and of course the growing Green economy and environmental sectors.

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Entry Requirements for Geography A-Level

At least five 5s at GCSE, including at least a 6 in Geography (if studied) and a 5 in English Language and Maths.

Have you considered studying a Mixed Programme (A-Levels and Btecs) Whether you’re on target to achieve five 5s in your GCSEs or not there may still be an option to study A-Levels alongside a BTEC qualification at Newman.

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What other subjects go well with this subject?

Ancient History, Modern History, Politics, English Language, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Economics.

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