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Georgraphy A Level at Weald of Kent Grammar School

Course description

Geography focuses on the dynamic nature of both human and physical environments. Contemporary issues are stimulating, varied and relevant. All Year 12 students take part in two field trips. You will develop your understanding and appreciation of the world in which you live as the course is focused on current issues and challenges facing the world. These range from the local to global, such as Natural Hazards, Climatic Change and Globalisation.

Geography is a wonderful subject with a varied curriculum and engaging content. The purpose of GCSE Geography is to not only provided the students with knowledge and understanding of the world around them but to provide them with the skills to expand their own learning to make them effective lifelong learners. The dynamic nature of both human and physical environments raises many contemporary issues, which make A-level lessons stimulating, varied and relevant. Geography is about you, me and everyone else on the face of our planet Earth. It is one of the most important subjects in the world; not only because that is what it is all about, but more importantly it trains you up to have the skills to help lead our planet in a more sustainable and secure manner. No other subject provides you with the wide ranging and transferable skills or knowledge which include independent studying, structuring essays, communication skills, presentations skills and social skills.

Course content

Course Content:

·         The GCE is focused on current issues and challenges facing the world, with scales extending from local to national issues with a key focus on human and physical geography. Geography will be ‘de-coupled’ from A level to become a standalone qualification with all examinations occurring after the two year period.

·         3000-4000 word geographical question that will be answered through the field studies taken place

Topics studied

Water and carbon cycles or Hot desert environments and their margins or Coastal systems and landscapes

·         Hazards or Contemporary urban environments

·         Global systems and global governance or Changing places

·         Geography fieldwork investigation and geographical skills

·         Ecosystems under stress or Cold environments

·         Population and the environment or Resource security

Entry requirements

A Grade B or above in GCSE Geography is expected.


Assessment will take the form of 2 papers each 2h 30mins in length. Questions will range from 1 mark multi choice to longer structured 9 mark questions. Each paper will contain 30 mark extended writing questions.

Future opportunities

 The subject offers extensive job opportunities in local and national government, non-government organisations as well as opportunities to study into a Master’s Degree or Doctorate.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weald of Kent Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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