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Conversation courses at Sparsholt College

Geography – A Level


Level 3



Type of study

School Leavers




2 Years

In A Level geography you will study our relationship with and the impacts upon the environment, society, other people and different cultures. You will develop skills on how to gather and evaluate information, collaborative working, clear communication of ideas, and the ability to define key issues and how to identify possible solutions. You will also gain the ability to look at global issues such as environmental responsibility and global interdependence. The fieldwork element of the course develops independent research and analysis skills. 

Five GCSEs at grade 9–4, including  a grade 4 in Maths, English language and a Science subject. BTEC Level 2 qualifications considered in subject related courses. 


Dynamic Landscapes: 

  • Tectonic Processes & Hazards 
  • Coastal Landscapes & Change 

Dynamic Places: 

  • Globalisation 
  • Regenerating Places 

Physical Systems and Sustainability: 

  • The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity 
  • The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security 

Human Systems and Geopolitics: 

  • Migration, Identity and Sovereignty 
  • Superpowers 

Fieldwork Skills: 

  • Non Examined Assessment 


3 exams & coursework (20%) 


Geography commonly leads to careers in climatology, surveying, environmental law and leisure and tourism. 


You will go on a number of field trips and excursions including: 


Residential fieldtrip, 5 days to local field study centre. In the past we have visited South Wales and the Isle of Wight  

London Docklands 

Dorset coastal field work 

Natural History Museum 

Hurst Castle Spit 

Local regeneration projects 


You will be taught in our Andover Sixth building and will have access to many different facilities, including: 2 study centres, a Library, and a canteen.