Geography A-Level at Coppice Performing Arts School
Geography is a diverse and engaging subject that covers issues relevant to our world today. AQA Geography embraces contemporary geography whilst still retaining key elements of traditional geography. The course will cover both physical and human environments and the complex interaction of processes that shape our planet. It will also, importantly, show the applied side of the subject - how human intervention affects the environment and how people adapt and mitigate the effects of processes on their environment. This is complex and varies from place to place depending on people’s resources, technology and culture. AQA Geography has a developmental structure which helps to facilitate progression throughout the course and beyond to link with the demands of higher level study.
Unit 1 - GEOG1
Physical and Human Geography
70% of AS - 35% of A Level
2 hour written examination - 120 marks
Structured short and extended questions
Unit 2 - GEOG2
30% of AS - 15% of A Level
1 hour written examination - 50 marks
Structured skills and generic fieldwork questions.
Unit 3 - GEOG3
Contemporary Geographical Issues
30% of A Level 2 hour
30 minutes written examination - 90 marks
Structured short and extended questions, plus an essay.
Unit 4 – GEO4B
Geographical Issue Evaluation
20% of A Level 1 hour
30 minutes written examination - 60 marks
Structured short and extended questions based on an Advance Information Booklet.
The minimum entry requirement for Level 3 study is 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Mathematics; these should be in at least 4 different subjects. You will receive guidance about which pathway will be most suited to your needs which will be based on your anticipated GCSE Point Score. If you have a higher Point Score you will be encouraged to take a more academic route and if your Point Score is lower you may wish to choose a more vocational pathway. However, these options will be discussed in your admission interview.
Specific entry requirements:
Grade B in GCSE Geography preferred. Students meeting 5A*-B grades will be considered.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coppice Performing Arts School directly.