Staff support your quest to learn at every stage.
The course is carefully structured and with time you will be given more responsibility for managing your learning. There is every opportunity for students to develop the topics in great depth. In Physical Geography there is a great deal to understand which will require taking notes and writing essays. There will be a need to interpret maps and data.
In Human Geography there will be learning through discussions, topics to explore and classroom presentations to prepare. You will be expected to play your part by working 4/5 hours per week outside of classroom teaching, ready to contribute to classroom discussions. IT research and wider reading is a large part of this course and we are fortunate to have superb facilities to allow for this.
A minimum of 4 days of fieldwork are compulsory for the new specification.
There will be several visits to investigate classroom theory, comparing with reality. A visit to Hayling Island and another one to East London will encourage you to set yourself realistic goals for successful enquiries for your own chosen areas of study in your own independent investigation.
There will be a residential trip to a Field Study Council Centre in The Lake District in June and we also offer a visit to Juniper Hall in the Surrey Hills. This enables students to carry out a detailed, evaluative investigation which can be used in their independent write up.
Possible cross College trips to China are also possible.