Geography A Level - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This subjects gives you an insight into the human and physical processes that are affecting our planet. It is a subject that blends well with both science and social science A Levels because of the broad range of topics studied which includes coasts, changing places, tectonic hazards, water and carbon cycles, global migration, governance of the oceans and China. You do not need to have studied geography at GCSE level but an interest in contemporary world issues is useful.

Fieldwork is a vital part of this course and you will be spending at least 4 days in the field over the two year course. We visit the Somerset Coast, Bristol Harbourside Redevelopment, Steart Salt Marshes and Quantock woodlands.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through written examinations and an independent fieldwork investigation of 3,000 to 4,000 words.

Progression Options

Geography is highly valued by universities as an A Level choice. It has been classed by the Russell Group of universities as one of eight facilitating subjects. These are the subjects most likely to be required or preferred for entry to degree courses. Choosing Geography will keep more options open to you at university.

A Level geographers are also preferred by many employers because of the wide range of transferable skills that are acquired through the course.

Course Summary

Course Title Geography A Level
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the A* to C or 9 to 5 range. One of
your subjects should be an essay style

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I chose to study at the College as it offered me the chance to study the subject I was most interested in and it has an excellent reputation, so I knew I could achieve here.

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