BSc Honours

Geography A level

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Classroom based

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23 Month(s)

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Geography is highly valued by universities as an A Level choice. The Russell Group report published in 2011 names geography as one of the eight facilitating subjects. This is a subject most likely to be required or preferred for entry to degree courses and choosing facilitating subjects will keep more options open to you at university.

Your A Level geography course will cover both the physical and human environments and the complex interaction of processes that shape our world. It will also, importantly, show the applied side of the subject - how human intervention affects the environment and how people adapt and mitigate the effects of processes on their environment. This is complex and dynamic and varies from place to place depending on peopleƒ??s resources, technology and culture. There is plenty of room for discussion and extended research which will help you become an independent thinker and learner. By the time you get to your exams, you will be able to show your understanding of a range of opinions and be able to illustrate your answers with case studies from local, national and international examples.

Fieldwork will be an essential part of your A Level course. You will go on a residential field trip to experience a very different environment to the one where you live. For example you may visit Wales, an area famous for its coastal, river and glaciated scenery, as well as carrying out enquiries relating to issues in your local environment.

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