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Start date: 01/09/2019 - SGS Filton
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 1 Year
Course length: 1 year
Qualifications: GCSE
Code: 118025
Cost: N/A

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GCSE Geography

Full time course


The course is split into physical and human geography, with controlled assessment as the third element of the course. Study includes participation in a number of local field trips and the opportunity to attend residential field courses where appropriate.

What will I study?

Within Physical Geography, you will have the opportunity to study plate tectonics, rivers and coastal zones. For the Human Geography element of the course, you will study topics in urbanisation, population and migration. There will be a number of case studies related to these topics, focusing on particular physical or human environments, which you will need to use as part of your course assessments. Case studies range from local examples, such as Bristol City Centre and Burnham-on-Sea, to global examples, such as India, the Amazon Rainforest and Mount Etna.

What do I need to join?

You will normally be expected to have already obtained a GCSE grade 3 (grade D) in Geography.

How long is the course?

1 year.

How will I learn?

You will learn through a mixture of group and independent research work within class as well as lectures on particular topics. There are also a number of local field trips during the course to support research and case studies.

How will I know how I am doing?

Tutors will work closely with you to ensure you reach your potential. The course is assessed by means of both examinations and coursework.

What can I do next?

GCSEs provide an excellent foundation to progress into both technical and academic pathways as well as being seen by employers as a key qualification for progressing in the workplace. After GCSEs, many of our students go on to study A Levels and Level 3 vocational programmes at SGS. Entry onto the GCSE Plus Programme will be assessed on an individual basis at an interview and all applicants will undertake initial assessments in English, maths and science.

Are there any extra costs?

Whilst there are no formal course costs, you will need to invest in a course text book.


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Dates & Costs

GCSE Geography

Start date: 01/09/2019
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 1 Year
Course length: 1 year
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: GCSE
Code: 118025

Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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01/09/2019 31/07/2020 tbc SGS Filton
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