Award Crest
York College

Entry requirements

A minimum of four grade 5s at GCSE including Geography (if studied), and either History, Religious Studies or English Language. You should also have a grade 4 or above in Maths and Science.


Two year course.

What will I study?

You will study a range of topics in Yorkshire, the Lake District and further afield. The course focuses on issues, questions and problems that arise from the relationships between people and their varied environments. Units include; rivers, health issues, hot deserts and their margins, population change, plate tectonics, ecosystems and world cities. Fieldwork is an essential element of the course and students take part in a residential field trip as part of the course.

Good course combinations

Geography will complement both science and humanities subjects.

What could it lead to?

There are many job opportunities for students who have taken courses in Geography, and employers welcome the wide range of skills covered. Geography sits comfortably with both sciences and humanities. Past students have gone on to study Physical Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Management and Environmental Science.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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