Geography

A Level

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

  • Develop a range of essential skills for Higher Education and the world of work.
  • Study interesting content, which is relevant to any citizen 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