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Geography

Course Overview
Course type

A-level

Course length

A-level: two years

Required qualifications

Five or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language (grade 9-5). It is recommended that you have a grade B in Geography.

Global issues including tectonic hazards, coasts, globalisation, energy security, water supply, superpowers and development will be explored in this subject.  You will analyse the interactions between people and their environments. This subject gives you the opportunity to develop your research and data analysis skills based on the completion of an Individual Investigation fieldwork task in A2.


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The course will focus on
  • Physical Geography:  (A1) Tectonic hazards, coastal systems, (A2) water and energy security.
  • Human Geography: (A1) Globalisation, Regenerating places, (A2) superpowers and development.
  • Individual Investigation fieldwork assessed task (end of A1 and start of A2).
  • A residential field trip is planned for the spring term of A1 to introduce and develop fieldwork research schools that will underpin the Individual Investigation.

Global issues including tectonic hazards, coasts, globalisation, energy security, water supply, superpowers and development will be explored in this subject.  You will analyse the interactions between people and their environments. This subject gives you the opportunity to develop your research and data analysis skills based on the completion of an Individual Investigation fieldwork task in A2.


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Method of assessment

In the first, A1 year, you will be assessed by internal written exams.
In the second, A2 year, you will be assessed by two mock written exams and a 3-4,000 word written fieldwork Individual Investigation report.

Global issues including tectonic hazards, coasts, globalisation, energy security, water supply, superpowers and development will be explored in this subject.  You will analyse the interactions between people and their environments. This subject gives you the opportunity to develop your research and data analysis skills based on the completion of an Individual Investigation fieldwork task in A2.


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What will I be able to progress to?

The wide range of skills and the understanding of the modern world gained through the study of this facilitating subject will prepare geographers for entry into a variety of careers and degrees. These include planning, environmental work, media, leisure and tourism, public services, business and management.

Other Information

Students will be required to contribute a small fee towards fieldwork trips.

Global issues including tectonic hazards, coasts, globalisation, energy security, water supply, superpowers and development will be explored in this subject.  You will analyse the interactions between people and their environments. This subject gives you the opportunity to develop your research and data analysis skills based on the completion of an Individual Investigation fieldwork task in A2.


More courses like this:

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