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Geography - A Level at Bolton St Catherine's Academy

Course description

This new specification will excite minds, challenge perceptions and stimulate investigative and analytical skills. A range of human and physical topics are covered, as well as fieldwork opportunities.

The course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and enthusiasm sought by higher education and employers.

Course content

There are 3 component’s that will all be assessed separately.

Component 1: Physical Geography : Section A Water and carbon

Cycles: Section B: either Hot desert systems and landscapes or Coastal systems and landscapes or Glacial systems and landscapes Section C: either Hazards or Ecosystems under stress. This section is worth 40%of your total grade.

Component 2: Human Geography : Section A: Global systems and global governance. Section B: Changing places and Section C: either Contemporary urban environments or Population and the environment or Resource security. This section is also worth 40%of your total grade.

Component 3: Geography Fieldwork Investigation : Students complete an I individual investigation which must include data collected in the field. The individual investigation must be based on a question or issue defined and developed by the student relating to any part of the specification content. It must be between 3000 – 4000 words in total. This section is also worth 20 %of your total grade.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 - English

Grade 5 - Mathematics

Grade 5 - Geography

 

Assessment

Component 1: Physical Geography This section is worth 40%of your total grade.

Component 2: Human Geography. This section is worth 40%of your total grade.

Component 3: Geography Fieldwork Investigation. This section is also worth 20 %of your total grade

Future opportunities

A report from the Russell Group of universities stated that Geography is one of the key subjects they look for, as well as being a vital qualification for employment in urban planning, GIS systems, management, engineering, energy companies and environment agencies.

Further information

For further information contact your careers/connexions advisor in school or visit the AQA website below for more detail on the course.

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/geography/specifications/AQA-7037-SP-2016.PDF

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 29 June 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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