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Perfect your English or learn a new language, study the psychology of the human mind or discover the diverse history of this planet and its people in this broad and varied area. 

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A Level Geography

Geography is an exciting and ever changing, you will cover engaging contemporary issues such as tectonic hazards, coasts, globalisation and regeneration. You will cover themes such as changing landscapes and human development as well as dynamic landscapes and places, physical systems, sustainability and human systems and geopolitics.

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Where Next Content: 

You will have a wide range of study options at Higher Education and many career pathways including Urban or Rural Planning, Leisure & Tourism, Business, Teaching, Environmental Risk Management, Geo-Engineering, Government, Cartography.

Reason: 
Creative teaching
Reason 2: 
Supportive environment
Reason 3: 
Exciting fieldwork opportunities
Reason 4: 
Fantastic student resources
Reason 5: 
An exciting course equiping you with a deep understanding of the world
What will I Study: 

You will examine four study areas: Dynamic Landscapes - looking at tectonic processes and hazards; Dynamic Places - looking at globalisation and shaping places; Physical Systems and Sustainability - looking at the water cycle and water insecurity, the carbon cycle and energy security and climate change futures. Lastly Human Systems and Geopolitics - looking at superpowers and global development and connections

How will I be taught: 

You will have 4.5 hours of taught sessions in a week. Additionally you are expected to undertake a further 5.5 hours of additional reading and study per week. Classroom activities include group work, debates and exam focused sessions preparing you to apply your knowledge in the Geography exam. You also have opportunities to learn through Chi Online and in the college library. A Level Geography uses a system of Flipped Learning where you will learn some basic facts before the lesson and then your

How will I be assessed: 

This is a 2 year linear A Level where you are examined on the whole syllabus at the end of the second year. There will be 3 exams and a coursework element worth 20%. All year 1 students will progress through a Year 1 Gateway, which may include external exams, that will allow you to progress to Year 2.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
Edexcel A Level in Geography
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=LFS025
Entry requirements: 
Students need 5 GCSE's 9/A* - 4/C including English Language, Mathematics and preferably Science. You will require a good general Geography knowledge of places and human/physical processes in the world. You will also be required to complete a GCSE to A Level Transition Project, prior to enrolment.
Course Code: 
LFS025
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-engineering-salmon
Course Options: 
LFS025CD1A
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 20:03

A Level History

A Level History is excellent at embedding skills for a wide variety of careers. You will student The British Empire, c1857-1967 - this unit allows you to study, in breadth, issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence during this period. You will also study The Birth of the USA, 1760-1801 - this unit provides the opportunity for in-depth study of the years in which the 13 American colonies broke away from Great Britain and founded the USA. The third part is a historical investigation - this is a Non-exam assessment component.

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History is a highly regarded subject and is considered to be one of the leading subjects for progression into Higher Education. Careers in Research, Media, Heritage and Leisure sectors, Teaching, Journalism, Archaeologist as a Museum Curator, Historic Buildings Inspector, Archivist and many more.

Reason: 
A great opportunity to enhance historical knowledge
Reason 2: 
Improve and hone essential study skills
Reason 3: 
Prospect of studying at an outstanding college
Reason 4: 
Being taught by a passionate subject specialist
Reason 5: 
Gain a qualification that is well respected by employers & universities
What will I Study: 

Course units: Unit1J: The British Empire, c1857-1967; Unit2G: The Birth of the USA, 1760-1801; Unit 3: Historical investigation. Unit 1 is the breadth paper and gives you opportunities to learn how the British Empire became so large, how it influenced British attitudes and culture and the impact it had on indigenous peoples. Unit 2 is the depth paper and will allow you to investigate why the American colonies chose to break away from Great Britain and how the Americans managed to found the USA. Unit 3 is the coursework element of the course. Students will have the opportunity to research Witchcraft in 16th Century or select a topic of their choice.

How will I be taught: 

Learning will take place with a combination of teacher led discussion, activity based student participation and plenty of discussion and debate. You will be encouraged to ask questions and explore your own interests within the topics. A Level History uses a system of Flipped Learning where you will learn some basic facts before the lesson and then your teacher will develop this knowledge through individual and group activities.

How will I be assessed: 

80% of the course is assessed via 5 hours of examinations at the end of this 2 year linear course. There is also a personal study of 3,000 - 4,500 words worth 20%. All Year 1 students will progress through a Year 1 Gateway, which may include external exams, that will allow you to progress to Year 2.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
AQA A Level in History
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=LFS003
Entry requirements: 
You will need 5 GCSEs at 9/A* to 4/C including English Language and Maths. It is strongly recommended that you have a 4/C or above in History and an enquiring mind. You will also be required to complete a GCSE to A Level Transition Project prior to enrolment.
Course Code: 
LFS003
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-engineering-salmon
Course Options: 
LFS003CD1A
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 20:03

Humanities Courses

A Level Geography

Geography is an exciting and ever changing, you will cover engaging contemporary issues such as tectonic hazards, coasts, globalisation and regeneration. You will cover themes such as changing landscapes and human development as well as dynamic landscapes and places, physical systems, sustainability and human systems and geopolitics.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

You will have a wide range of study options at Higher Education and many career pathways including Urban or Rural Planning, Leisure & Tourism, Business, Teaching, Environmental Risk Management, Geo-Engineering, Government, Cartography.

Reason: 
Creative teaching
Reason 2: 
Supportive environment
Reason 3: 
Exciting fieldwork opportunities
Reason 4: 
Fantastic student resources
Reason 5: 
An exciting course equiping you with a deep understanding of the world
What will I Study: 

You will examine four study areas: Dynamic Landscapes - looking at tectonic processes and hazards; Dynamic Places - looking at globalisation and shaping places; Physical Systems and Sustainability - looking at the water cycle and water insecurity, the carbon cycle and energy security and climate change futures. Lastly Human Systems and Geopolitics - looking at superpowers and global development and connections

How will I be taught: 

You will have 4.5 hours of taught sessions in a week. Additionally you are expected to undertake a further 5.5 hours of additional reading and study per week. Classroom activities include group work, debates and exam focused sessions preparing you to apply your knowledge in the Geography exam. You also have opportunities to learn through Chi Online and in the college library. A Level Geography uses a system of Flipped Learning where you will learn some basic facts before the lesson and then your

How will I be assessed: 

This is a 2 year linear A Level where you are examined on the whole syllabus at the end of the second year. There will be 3 exams and a coursework element worth 20%. All year 1 students will progress through a Year 1 Gateway, which may include external exams, that will allow you to progress to Year 2.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
Edexcel A Level in Geography
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=LFS025
Entry requirements: 
Students need 5 GCSE's 9/A* - 4/C including English Language, Mathematics and preferably Science. You will require a good general Geography knowledge of places and human/physical processes in the world. You will also be required to complete a GCSE to A Level Transition Project, prior to enrolment.
Course Code: 
LFS025
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-engineering-salmon
Course Options: 
LFS025CD1A
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 20:03

A Level History

A Level History is excellent at embedding skills for a wide variety of careers. You will student The British Empire, c1857-1967 - this unit allows you to study, in breadth, issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence during this period. You will also study The Birth of the USA, 1760-1801 - this unit provides the opportunity for in-depth study of the years in which the 13 American colonies broke away from Great Britain and founded the USA. The third part is a historical investigation - this is a Non-exam assessment component.

Header Image: 
Where Next Content: 

History is a highly regarded subject and is considered to be one of the leading subjects for progression into Higher Education. Careers in Research, Media, Heritage and Leisure sectors, Teaching, Journalism, Archaeologist as a Museum Curator, Historic Buildings Inspector, Archivist and many more.

Reason: 
A great opportunity to enhance historical knowledge
Reason 2: 
Improve and hone essential study skills
Reason 3: 
Prospect of studying at an outstanding college
Reason 4: 
Being taught by a passionate subject specialist
Reason 5: 
Gain a qualification that is well respected by employers & universities
What will I Study: 

Course units: Unit1J: The British Empire, c1857-1967; Unit2G: The Birth of the USA, 1760-1801; Unit 3: Historical investigation. Unit 1 is the breadth paper and gives you opportunities to learn how the British Empire became so large, how it influenced British attitudes and culture and the impact it had on indigenous peoples. Unit 2 is the depth paper and will allow you to investigate why the American colonies chose to break away from Great Britain and how the Americans managed to found the USA. Unit 3 is the coursework element of the course. Students will have the opportunity to research Witchcraft in 16th Century or select a topic of their choice.

How will I be taught: 

Learning will take place with a combination of teacher led discussion, activity based student participation and plenty of discussion and debate. You will be encouraged to ask questions and explore your own interests within the topics. A Level History uses a system of Flipped Learning where you will learn some basic facts before the lesson and then your teacher will develop this knowledge through individual and group activities.

How will I be assessed: 

80% of the course is assessed via 5 hours of examinations at the end of this 2 year linear course. There is also a personal study of 3,000 - 4,500 words worth 20%. All Year 1 students will progress through a Year 1 Gateway, which may include external exams, that will allow you to progress to Year 2.

Is Direct Enrol: 
No
Is Ucas Course: 
No
Is Loan Available: 
No
Course Level: 
Level 3
Qualification gained: 
AQA A Level in History
Course Info Sheet URL: 
http://courseinfosheet.chichester.ac.uk/index.aspx?coursecode=LFS003
Entry requirements: 
You will need 5 GCSEs at 9/A* to 4/C including English Language and Maths. It is strongly recommended that you have a 4/C or above in History and an enquiring mind. You will also be required to complete a GCSE to A Level Transition Project prior to enrolment.
Course Code: 
LFS003
Qualification Type: 
Subject Area Colour: 
key-color-engineering-salmon
Course Options: 
LFS003CD1A
EBS Updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 20:03

What can I study?

  • history and classical civilisation
  • geography and geology
  • english language, literature and creative writing
  • languages
  • film studies and communication & culture
  • religious studies, psychology and sociology

Your Future

Depending on your chosen area, you could end up working in a huge range of different fields, from research, teaching and marketing in a variety of industries, to specialising in your area as a film critic, historian or geologist, to name only a few. 


What will I be doing?

Anything from office or practice based work, either self employed or in a large company, to working outdoors or travelling internationally. So many options and roles are open to you, all depending on your chosen area of expertise. Many humanities and social science subjects also give you the chance to improve your skills and knowledge further at university.


What skills will I need?

You'll need good communication, analytical and critical thinking skills for all areas, as well as passion and an interest in your chosen subject.