Havant Sixth Form College

A Levels: Geography

Why study Geography?

Geography examines the relationship between people and their environment from scientific, political, economic and social perspectives. It’s an excellent choice for developing skills including IT, research (including fieldwork), analysis, evaluation and decision-making, all vital preparation for Higher Education and careers. Highly regarded by universities, Geography will be accepted for a huge range of courses, and provides a solid academic grounding for virtually any career you have in mind.

What will I study?

You’ll explore many topical issues including water and carbon cycles, natural hazards or ecosystems, coastal landscapes, global economic systems and contemporary urban environments. Research and fieldwork are central to the course.

How will I be assessed?

There are two written papers worth 80% of the marks, and a fieldwork research project worth 20%. 

What are the entry requirements?

The entry requirements to an A Level programme is five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Mathematics.

You do not need to have studied Geography at GCSE (though if you have, you need at least a grade 4), but you must commit extra time to catch-up with your colleagues.

What Havant adds to this

Our location provides many opportunities for fieldwork in both physical and human geography. Recent fieldwork locations further afield have included London’s East End, including the Olympic Park, Naples and Vesuvius. The department promotes both independent and collaborative learning. Support sessions and stretch and challenge opportunities are provided.

Your destinations with this course

Geography students progress to a huge variety of Higher Education courses, training opportunities and employment. Students leaving university with a geography degree were among the top most employable graduates. Related degrees that our students have gone on to study include: geography, geographical information studies, forestry & geography, environmental studies, geology, geophysics, physical geography, oceanography, town & country planning, human geography, geography with qualified teacher status, marine geography, international development and population sciences.


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