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Geography A Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code Geog
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

This course would suit you if you are interested in how the world works. Geography is all around us and shapes the world we live in.  

What effect does an earthquake in China have on the world? How will climate change affect us? Throughout the course you will develop critical thinking skills to analyse and evaluate different information sources to come to informed conclusions. This course will prepare you for University by teaching you to analyse information and make informed judgments.


Details

Topic 1: Tectonic processes and hazards
A study of tectonic hazards and how they can be managed. Evaluating responses that can mitigate social and economic impacts and allow humans to adapt to hazard occurrences.
Topic 2: Landscape systems, processes and change
A study of the physical processes behind coastal landscapes and an investigation into threats faced in these areas.
Topic 3: Globalisation
A study of the opportunities and challenges created by globalisation and global interdependence.
Topic 4: Diverse places
How do local places vary? How are these changes driven?
Topic 5: The water cycle and water insecurity
Water plays a key role in supporting life on Earth. What are the issues around water on a global and local scale?
Topic 6: The carbon cycle and energy security
Investigating the carbon cycle. How and why has it changed?
Topic 7: Climate change future
Developing a link between the water and carbon cycle. Future climate change poses a serious threat to the health of the planet. What are the adaption and mitigation strategies?
Topic 8 : Superpowers
Superpowers and emerging superpowers have a very significant impact on the global economy, politics and environment.
Topic 9: Global development and connections; Migration, Identity and Sovereignty
Exploring the tensions that can result due to globalisation and migration.

How will it be delivered?

Physical Geography     2 hr                    30%
Human Geography      2 hr                    30%
Synoptic Paper             1 hr 45 mins     20%

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in Mathematics and English and 5 in Geography 

Your next steps...

Skills Developed

  • Analysis
  • Independent thinking
  • Extended writing
  • Research skills

Potential Career

  • Town planning
  • Sustainability
  • Managing hazards
  • Managing climate change 
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Human rights
  • International relationships

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