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Geography A Level

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 10
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Geography is about real people, real places and real issues

As international links become closer, easier and faster, we need more than ever to understand the Geography of the world. Without Geography you would be nowhere.

Details

Topics studied at A Level include:

  1. Tectonic Processes and Hazards
  2. Landscape Systems, Processes and Change
  3. The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
  4. The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security
  5. Climate Change Futures
  6. Globalisation
  7. Shaping Places
  8. Superpowers
  9. Global Development and Connections

How will I learn? 

You will be given individual support, a well structured programme and as much advice as is needed, both in and out of the lessons.

There will also be chances for fieldwork where we can investigate Geography issues out of the classroom

How will it be delivered?

The course is assessed in four parts at the end of the two years of study:

Physical Geography examination  30% of the qualification  

Human Geography examination    30% of the qualification 

Decision making exercise/ synoptic paper based around a resource booklet about a topical geographical issue.          20% of the qualification

Independent Investigation: This is  a chance for you to investigate a geography issue and conduct fieldwork using route to enquiry skills you will develop through the course. It involves a final write up of your findings that is marked by your tutor.                                                                20% of the qualification  

Entry requirements

5 A* - C Grades, or equivalent and at least a C grade at GCSE Geography, if taken. 

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