A Level Geography runs over two years and incorporates many key and current issues in physical and human Geography. You will study 6 modules spread over two years, as well as combining coursework and fieldwork as part of your studies. The modules you study are: 1) the water and carbon cycles, 2) changing places, 3) hazards, 4) coastal systems, 5) global systems and governance and 6) population and the environment.
Each unit links human and physical geography together and explores key features shaping the world we live in. The course will see you study a wide range of case studies; from the features that shaped Torbay, to the deadly Supertyphoon Haiyan that devastated the Philippines.
The coursework element will see you create your own question to investigate a geographical issue of your choice and really delve deeper into an area of Geography that appeals to you, culminating in a 4000 word report about your findings.
Fieldwork is also a key element of the course, to show real life examples of the topics that we cover. We have previously conducted residential visits to Dorset, where students visited the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.
Please see the specific entry requirements for A Levels at South Devon College: 6 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above including English and maths. Of these, at least two passes must be at grade 6 or above. Individual subjects may specify which GCSEs are required at grade 6.
Studying A Level Law at South Devon College helped me decide what I wanted to do as a career, and therefore what I wanted to study at university. We benefited hugely from termly trips, and we even shadowed a judge, which gave me a huge insight into what my future career could entail. My teacher, Kay Harding, is excellent, and went above and beyond in helping me revise, improve exam technique and keep me up to date on current legal affairs. She was also great at giving me advice even outside of College time.Callum Priestley
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