Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: Two grade 5s and three 4s in five subject areas at GCSE, to include a minimum of a grade 4 in Mathematics and English Language. Geography at grade 5 or above
Start Date: Sept 2021
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

Geography is a subject that examines contemporary issues facing the world as a whole and individuals on a local scale. This A Level programme uses recent examples of natural hazards and cutting edge knowledge of complex global systems such as climate change, allowing us to improve our understanding of the natural world.

What will I learn?

Students will also research a range of impacts due to the world becoming more globalised, from diverse sources and first hand experience. Fieldwork and research are an extremely important part of the geographical inquiry process. Students will be required to complete a minimum of four days guided fieldwork and various research tasks throughout the programme culminating in their own research paper in the second year.

How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed by examinations at the end of the two-year course.

You will also be expected to carry out independent study and other personal development activities alongside your programme, such as additional workshops, an Extended Project Qualification, leisure extracurricular activities, volunteering or work experience, or part-time employment.


At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.


Students will have access to a range of online sources and GIS information such as mapping programmes and cutting edge technology such as seismometers. Students will also have access to labs and specimens to better understand the world around them.


Materials and other information

Unique Pre-Professional Programme available in Earth Sciences.

Progression and Careers

Geography is a facilitating subject for Russell Group universities and former students have gone on to study programmes at many of these including the University of Leeds and the University of Manchester. The UK Government has estimated that the UK will be short of 10,000 Earth Science specialists by 2030, meaning there has never been a better time to study Geography.


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