Geography A Level

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Course Overview

The world we live in is changing: Geography allows us to see why and how it is changing. The subject can also enhance communication skills, literacy and numeracy skills, IT literacy, spatial awareness, team working and problem solving skills as well as environmental awareness.

What’s on the course?

Learners will study themes including water and carbon cycles, changing places and hazards. They will discover how their own actions can relate to the wider world, be it the local area or a country far away.

During the course, learners will complete an individual investigation which must include data collected from the field. You will be required to undertake a minimum of 4 days fieldwork, and write up a 3,000- 4,000 word report.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


A Levels

5 GCSEs at grades 9 – 5 including maths and English at grade 5

There is a compulsory field work element in Geography.

Employers value geographers because they develop skills in literacy, numeracy, IT and spatial awareness; additionally they develop team skills and can articulate and analyse complex problems.
Studying Geography opens up a wide range of careers, including Environmental Management, Business and Marketing, development and global issues.

Through written exams.

The A level is awarded on the basis of exams held at the end of the second year which cover the full course.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

For learners 19+ years old, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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