Practical Vs Theory
Develop your knowledge of locations, places, processes and environments locally and globally. You will learn about the complexity of people, environment interactions and understand some of the key issues facing the world today, such as climate change and migration.
You will also develop quantitative and qualitative skills including observing, collecting and analysing geo-located data apply to fieldwork and research.
What Does The Programme Include
You will develop your research skills by taking part in fieldwork. You will complete an individual field investigation as part of this course exploring your chosen topic. You will also be required to take part in a 4‑night field trip and a number of field visits to help with your research development. In class you will investigate case studies, explore the formation of and effects of glaciation. There will be practical activities to support your understanding of landscape formation as well as discussions about human geography, data gathering and investigation of social deprivation issues in the locality. There is also a course work requirement which you will begin work on at the end of year 1.
The standard requirement for A Levels at Stamford College is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/C or above as a minimum for humanities subjects and 6/B in maths for all science subjects.
Each A Level subject has its own additional entry requirements, please see below:
Minimum Grade 5/C or above in a science based GCSE subject
We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you. We offer an online interview which will explain the A Level programme and also allow for an informal chat with the tutor for each subject before an offer to study with us can be made to you.
Once enrolled one of the ways we make sure the course is right for you is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success’ programme that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):
- Allowing you to change subject and course if you change your mind or find the course is not right for you in the first 6 weeks ‑subject to availability
- Moving you between A‑Levels and a Level 3 Diploma if you are finding your current level too hard — subject to availability
- One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well
Our course enquiries and admissions team can be contacted at email@example.com should you have any further questions.
How The Course Will Be Assessed
During the two years of study, you will be regularly assessed under test conditions to practise being able to understand and respond to the questions asked in the correct time allocation so that you are fully prepared for the final exams. There is an assessment calendar for A levels which includes timed assessment every 4 to 5 weeks. Feedback gained from these assessments will help you to develop your skills, target your revision and where necessary enable us to provide additional support. There will also be assessed coursework.
You will have the opportunity to take part in a number of field trips throughout the year and will also be required to take part in a 4‑night field trip and a number of field visits.
You will study 3 A Level subjects, plus tutorial and career development sessions. Each subject has 6 hours per week contact time, with approximately 4 hours of independent study.
Unfortunately we cannot accept students who only want to study a single A Level subject due to funding limitations.
Potential Future Career
Example job roles in:
- Environmental Health
- Water Management Officer
- Town Planner
- Conservation Officer
Studying further degrees in:
- Environmental Planning
- Social Services
You will study the following units:
- Water and carbon cycles
- Landscape systems (including the study of drylands, coastal or glacial landscapes)
- Changing places and the connections between people, the economy, society and the environment.
- Global systems
- Global governance
Ellie achieved A*, A, A and was accepted in to Newcastle University to study Biomedical Science with her results in Maths, Chemistry and Biology.