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Address issues like climate change, migration, environmental degradation, social issues and natural hazards
A Level Geography requires you to achieve at least the minimum entry requirements for your chosen pathway plus a grade 5 or higher in GCSE English Language or English Literature, Maths and one Science. The minimum entry requirements will be discussed at open events and at your college interview.
A Level Geography will provide you with a deeper understanding of how the world works and how people interact.
Geography is a great choice of subject to study at a time of growing concern about climate change, migration, shrinking resources and global poverty. Geographers are highly regarded by universities and employers as having a wealth of skills and knowledge and the subject will open your mind to endless career possibilities that you may not have even considered. If you have enjoyed geography in the past you will love it at Wyke.
As part of this course, you will attend four 70 minute geography lessons per week and will complete a minimum of four days of field study in total. Three days of field studies will be within college time and led by the department and one day will be independent data gathering for the individual investigation. You will receive your own work booklets and have access to online resources to support your studies during the two years.
You will also have access to a library of geography books, fieldwork equipment, geography magazines, geofiles and weekly workshops. You will also receive personal guidance and study materials to ensure that they reach their potential. In 2017 the departments fieldwork was recognised in the publication of an article in ‘Teaching Geography’ which was widely praised.
To help prepare yourself for this course, we recommend that you visit the Geography department at one of our open days which run from October to January each year. We also recommend that you attend taster sessions in Geography at our Wyke Start taster event in July. Summer work will also be available for you to complete following Wyke Start helping to prepare you for your first few weeks on the course.
Wyke Sixth Form College hold train to teach information events which offer you a great insight into this course. If you are interested in attending one of these events, please complete this form and we will be in contact with the key information.
Please note that the applications for this course can be submitted by following the ‘Apply Now’ button on this page. Applications are made through the University of Huddersfield rather than Wyke Sixth Form College. We look forward to meeting with you.
Many geographers are attracted to the diverse and specialist areas of study that Geography offers at university, most students choose to go on to higher education. Geography can lead to a wide range of careers such as; Local Government, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Cartography Nature Conservation Social Work Housing Management Market Research Civil Service Sports Management Meteorology Volcanologist Lecturing Geographers are equipped with a wealth of knowledge and skills that are attractive to employers, the career opportunities are endless.
At Wyke Start, our 2-day taster event in July, each of your subjects will set you some work to complete to help prepare you for the course. The work is available to download on https://www.wyke.ac.uk/wyke-start-summer-work
Lunchtime workshops are provided to allow you to brush up on your skills and techniques and one to one support is offered if needed.
The Geography Department believe that fieldwork is a vital part of geography; you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of field trips to complete your studies. In the past these have included a day of data collection at Pickering Beck in the Yorkshire Moors, coastal studies at Rimac Saltmarsh in Lincolnshire and a local study of the changing nature of Hessle Road. There are also optional residential field trips to Iceland, Naples and/or Sicily.