Geography Short Course

What is it?

The Geography Short Course has been authored by the Geographical Association.

The course comprises a series of challenges, covering topics such as Physical Processes; Food, Energy and Waste; and Tourism. The topics offered have been chosen on the basis that most will not have been taught at Key Stage 3. It is about real places. Much of it uses the student as a starting point. It is about their place in the world – how they live in it, how it is changing for better and for worse and about their future in it. It will be about broadening their horizons so they get a sense of seeing the bigger picture through social, economic and environmental lenses.

The flexibility of ASDAN’s Short Courses means they can be carried out in a variety of settings, over a time period to suit the individual or co-ordinating centre (up to 60 hours). Challenge descriptions can be interpreted and adapted according to the situation.

Did you know that you can now offer this course through our new eLearning platform? Visit Short Courses Online to find out more.

Who is it for?

Young people of all abilities, mainly aged between 13 and 19 (as well as adults and younger learners, where appropriate).

Because Short Courses are multi-level, the focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability, rather than attainment at a specific level.

Facts and Figures

  • Flexible, multi-level programme
  • Internally moderated
  • Accredits 10-60 hours of activities
  • Can count as up to 3 of the credits needed to achieve the Personal Development Programmes
  • Can count as up to 6 of the credits needed to achieve CoPE
  • Also offers progression to AoPE and Wider Key Skills
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