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Geography

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.

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"The course was extremely rewarding and beneficial. The extensive detail of the course has profoundly developed my knowledge and the experienced tutors have been very inspirational."Kevin McKenna

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

South Devon College,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

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