Geography

A Level

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

AS and A-Level in Geography aims to encourage learners to develop a range of essential skills for Higher Education and the world of work

You will study interesting content which is relevant to any citizen of the planet in the 21st century.

Through exciting topics learners will understand the nature of physical and human geography whilst unpicking the debates surrounding the contemporary challenges facing the world today.

You will develop analytical and note taking skills including fieldwork study visits.

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

  • Physical Geography: Dynamic Landscapes
  • Tectonic processes
  • Landscape Systems processes and change: either Glaciated Landscapes or Coastal landscapes
  • 1 day minimum physical geography fieldwork
  • Human Geography: Dynamic Places
  • Globalisation
  • Shaping places: either regenerating places or Diverse Places
  • 1 day minimum human geography fieldwork
  • Physical Systems and Sustainability
  • Water Cycle and Water insecurity
  • Carbon cycle and energy security
  • Climate Change Futures
  • Human Systems and Geopolitics
  • Superpowers
  • Global development and Connections either Health, Human rights and Intervention or Migration Identity and Sovereignty

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Year 1 (AS) Paper 1: Physical Geography including fieldwork question 50%

Year 1 (AS) Paper 2: Human Geography including fieldwork question 50%

Year 2 (A Level) Paper 1: Physical Geography 30%

Year 2 (A Level) Paper 2: Human Geography 30%

Year 2 (A Level) Paper 3: Synoptic investigation 20%

Year 2 (A Level) Coursework 20%

 

PROGRESSION

Higher Education courses including Geography, Geology, Ecology, International Relations and Town Planning, for example. Apprenticeships and employment with a range of organisations such as the Environment Agency, HM Government, United Utilities, Peel Holdings and NGOs