Geography A level

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
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What will you be working towards?

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

Overview


Details

Unit 1: Physical Geography
• The water and carbon cycles
• Coastal systems and landscapes
• Hazards
Unit 2: Human Geography
• Global systems and global governance
• The nature and study of changing places
• Contemporary urban environments
Unit 3: Geographical investigation
Students will undertake a personal investigation using data collected during a residential field trip in the Lake District at a cost of approximately £260; this unit will be submitted and assessed as coursework

How will it be delivered?

Unit 1: Written examination (40%)
Question types include source-based, short answer and extended prose (2 hours 30 minutes) 

Unit 2: Written examination (40%)
Question types include source-based, short answer and extended prose (2 hours 30 minutes) 

Unit 3: Non-examined assessment (20%)
Personal investigation of 3000–4000 words (coursework)

Entry requirements

You will need to have a GCSE in Geography at Grade 6 or above. Ideally you will have studied hazards, rivers, coasts and urban environments as part of your GCSE course. To achieve highly at A Level Geography you need to be able to research, plan and write extended essay answers on geographical issues. The ability to analyse, evaluate and come to supported conclusions is also key to success at A Level. In addition, you will need to have an interest in the world around you, such as the environment and current affairs, as this will form part of the course requirements.