Geography A level at John Henry Newman Catholic College
Geography is a much loved subject that covers relevant and up to date issues around the world. The AQA course offers a stimulating and varied approach exploring the important ideas and debates in today’s world.
This course is very much about using a variety of resources to identify, describe and explain the often multi-causal nature of geographical phenomena, with AQA providing this information and data in a number of ways.
Students will be challenged to discuss diagrams, graphs, data tables, photographs, ideas, and scenarios in order to establish and tackle a range of issues and topics.
The AQA specification is highly relevant to the realities and challenges that young adults will face in later life.
Unit 1- Physical Geography – Exam. 2 hours 30 minutes
- Section A: Water and carbon cycles
- Section B: either Hot desert environments and their margins or Coastal
systems and landscapes
- Section C: either Hazards or Ecosystems under stressor Cold environments
Unit 2 – Human Geography – Exam. 2 hours 30 minutes
- Section A: Global systems and global governance
- Section B: Changing places
- Section C: either Contemporary urban environments or Population and
the environment or Resource security
Unit 3 – Geographical Investigation – Individual Investigation – 3000-4000 word
Students complete an 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.
Students will be expected to have achieved a Grade B or above in GCSE Geography. The ideal candidate needs to be committed and enthusiastic, preferably with Grade 5 or above in Maths and English. Communication skills and the ability to work with others are essential.
Units 1 & 2 will be assessed by written examinations. Unit 3 will be assessed by teachers and moderated externally
The course leads on to Higher Education at university in subjects such as:
- Physical Geography
- Human Geography
- Environmental Science
Geography graduates lend themselves to a wide range of jobs. They may go into geography-related careers such as urban regeneration and conservation, or they may apply their skills to a range of other industries, including;
- Management consultancy
How to apply
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