You must have a minimum of five GCSE grades 9-4, including Maths and/or English, and a minimum GCSE average of 5.3. For this course, you should also have at least a grade 4 in English Language and Maths.
This course will provide you with the opportunity to put your Geography skills to use in the real world, with trips to places like Filey, Manchester and Wales all taking place. Fancing hiking a mountain, visiting Welsh beaches or visiting Media City? Luckily for you, this course has it all!
Fieldwork is an essential part of Geography and you must complete 4 days of guided fieldwork during the course in order to achieve the qualification. This is done by mandatory fieldwork trips including a compulsory residential trip to Wales at the end of the first year of the course
Geography lends itself well as a basis for a degree in Geography or another science. This course will help to develop your communication and team-working skills, as well as research and analysis abilities. Degrees in Surveying, Cartography and Environmental Science are also good fits. Apprenticeships in areas like waste and water management, town planning or tourism will also be helped by a qualification in Geography.
Students who complete a qualification in Geography go on to a wide variety of jobs. These can include: Cartographer, Town Planner, Tourism Officer, Nature Conservation Officer or Teacher, to name a few.