A level and equivalent


Geography has come a long way from the learning of capital cities and colouring in maps.

From climate change to food security, poverty to piracy, this course examines the relationship between people and the environment, helping you develop a critical understanding of some of the most pressing challenges facing 21st century societies today.

Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form

What will I study?

You will study four main themes throughout the course, which address both human and physical geography. The topics covered include development in Africa, global systems and governance, changing places, carbon and water cycles, and tectonic hazards. Fieldwork is an integral part of the course – get your walking boots on! We visit various regions of the UK to study things like hydrological change, rural settlement and glaciation.

How will I learn?

Learning takes place through group, independent and research tasks. Fieldwork will form a large component of the course, and exciting peer learning and video feedback will also be used. We try out new and emerging technology like GIS to further develop our learning.

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed by a combination of coursework and examination. You will complete one piece of coursework (worth 20%) during Year 2, and three exams at the end of Year 2.

You need:

Take a look at our prospectus to see our entry requirements and how our study programmes work.

What’s next?

Future careers could include managing NGO’s, working in the utilities industry, environmental scientist, urban planning and marine conversation. Some of our most recent students have gone on to study Physical Geography, Geography, and Environmental Science at Russell Group universities.

Reasons to join us:

  • Fieldwork opportunities – the chance to undertake at least six days of outdoor exploration ranging from river studies to visiting nuclear power stations
  • Examining 21st century issues – you’ll have the opportunity to debate, discuss and examine issues that will face future generations.
  • The opportunity to develop a wide and diverse skill set that employers want.

What students say:

“Geography is something which opens your eyes to what is going on around you.”

“People joke that Geography is about colouring maps and naming places, however it isn’t about that. It taught me about how the human and physical world interconnect and our impact on the planet.”

“A subject in which is real world, real time, and ever changing.”

How do I apply/enrol?

Head to our website and complete our simple online application form:

Alternatively, you can find a hard copy of our application form at the back of our prospectus. Complete this and post it back to us, or hand it in at our Reception.