GeographyA Level • Level 3
About the course
Geography is concerned with the study of patterns in the human and physical environment, as well as the processes that shape and change them. You will develop a range of skills, including photograph interpretation, data analysis, essay writing and map reading. You will be able to take advantage of the GIS (Geographical Information Systems) which involves extensive use of technology, such as iPads and computers in our Active Learning Zones. You will also become acquainted with the use of maps, field work equipment, workbooks, Google Maps and documentaries to aid your studies. A requirement of both the AS and A2 course is to complete a field study.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
31/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 31/08/2021
At least six GCSEs at grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects, including both English and Mathematics. Additional entry requirements for this course are: A grade 6 in GCSE Geography.
This course is assessed in the following way: 20% coursework 80% external examination
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may decide to progress onto an Apprenticeship or a Higher/Degree Apprenticeship. You will also have the opportunity to progress onto Degree courses. Careers that this course may lead to include Teacher, Conservation and Town Planning.
Extra curricular activities
There are plenty of activities and visits to take part in that will help you achieve your ambitions. Past visits have included a residential visit to the Alps. A requirement of both the AS and A2 course is to complete a field study. Previous studies have taken place as part of the Field Studies Council and have included trips to Malham Tarn and Afon Conwy in Wales. You will also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers to enrich the curriculum.