We can't wait to welcome you to Andover College in September! 

We have created this interactive page to give you a sense of what studying Geography at Andover College is like. Scroll down to learn more about the course on offer and learn about have a go at the activities mapping the spread of Covid-19 - we would love to see your results. 

We will be regularly posting content onto this page to help prepare you for starting college in September - make sure to send us any work you complete to andoverapplicantwelcome@sparsholt.ac.uk with 'Geography' as the email heading! 

Check out all the extra help and support we can provide through our experienced Careers and Health & Wellbeing teams. 

About the Course!

As a Geography student at Andover College you will study a variety of different topics, considering your own impact on wider socio-economic and environmental structures. You will develop skills on how to gather and evaluate information as well as learning how best to work in a collaborative process with others. You will also gain the ability to look at current issues of global importance, such as environmental responsibility, corporate sustainability and globally interdependent networks. 

Take a look at the resources below put together by the Geography Department and have a go at the accompanying activities, mapping the spread of Covid-19. Why not go further in your investigation/research and examine how the impact of Covid-19 could lead to a green recovery - full BBC article here. Additional article here. 

Geography Applicant Workbook

Additional Resources

Interested in learning more about the subjects you will study as a Geography student at Andover College? Take a look at the additional resources below and let us know how you get on!

National Geographic have produced this fascinating full-length documentary exploring the 'City of the Future - Singapore. Watch it here.

How is globalisation affecting our planet and our experiences as humans? Watch this documentary to discover more. Here. 

Ever heard of the Ring of Fire, and no we dont mean the song by Johnny Cash, but the 450 active and dormant volcanoes surrounding the Pacific Ocean better known as the Ring of Fire! Learn more here!

One of the best sources of information for current and future Geography students is National Geographic. They produce a huge variety of content ranging across both human and physical geography topics. Take a look at their website and maybe consider picking up a copy where possible!

Take a look at this beautiful light show caught on camera in Finland! Why not try to investigate this unusual phenomenon. Full article available  here. 


Prefer to test your knowledge using a quiz? Look for the World Geography Quiz Game App, available in the App store and Google Play. 

The Open University has a variety of free online courses available in an array of different subjects. Take a look at the catalogue here and explore the different course topics available. 

You could also investigate the courses offered at the EtonX web page; please note these are paid for programmes that your current school may have access to so please check with them and back here regularly for updates.

Student wellbeing and support 

At Andover College we understand that starting college in these uncertain times can be daunting and we aim to make this process as simple as possible. 

We have a dedicated team that provide our students with any additional support they need including; 

  • Counselling 
  • Carer support 
  • Childcare support 
  • Confidential one-to-one services 

We have also recently introduced two new members to the wellbeing team ... Arlo and Romeo the Therapy Dogs!

Arlo and Romeo are part of the continued effort from Andover College to consistently improve on and add to provisions for students. They are based on campus with their owners throughout term.

Research has shown that students are significantly less stressed and anxious, and even have increased happiness and energy, immediately following spending time in a drop-in session with a dog present. What good boys!

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Our Courses: 

A-Level in Geography (2 Years) 

Oxford Press Resources 

Oxford University Press have produced a variety of activities to enable your learning over the long summer break. Make sure you let us know how you get on! 

Geography resources available here. 

Careers Guidance 

Our careers guidance aims to expand the horizons of all students enabling you to make informed career decisions in order to progress both during and after college. 

Carol is our dedicated Careers Advisor for Andover College! 

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We also have our Sun Progression Mentor Anna! 

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Anna works alongside the Southern Universities Network (SUN) to help students recognise the routes of progression available to them, and to continue their journey in education! 

We recently launched the new Careers Hub located in the College library so come and say hello to Carol and Anna! 

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Social Media 

We love to post about all our students on our platforms including their achievements, trips and excellent work - take a look at some of the highlights below and make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube! 

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