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A2 Geography at Phoenix Academy

Course description

There are two A2 papers. Unit 3 is called Contemporary Geographical Issues and is worth 30% of the total A level marks (60% of the A2). The second paper is worth the remaining 20% (40% of the A2 marks) and is either based on a fieldwork investigation (Unit 4A) or a geographical issue (Unit 4B). In the former you take your fieldwork into the exam (open book), whilst in the latter you receive an advanced information booklet (similar to the DME at GCSE). Content Unit 3 Contemporary Geographical Issues There are two sections in this paper. In the Physical Section there are three options and this is matched by three options in the Human Options. Candidates must study at least three options with one coming from each of the two sections. Physical Options - Plate tectonics and associated hazards Weather and climate and associated hazards Challenges facing ecosystems Human Options - World cities - evolution or revolution? Development and globalisation Contemporary conflicts and challenges Unit 4A Geographical Investigation This is a personal fieldwork investigation. Unit 4B Geographical Issue Evaluation An Advanced Information Booklet will present an issue and candidates will need the skills and the knowledge of this topic to deal with the tasks set.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements   5 A*-C Grade B to study specific A Level or Grade B English Language if subject has not been studied previously

Future opportunities

Geography at A level is a challenging issue-based subject which will develop essential key skills, raise your awareness of some of the problems that exist in the world and give you lots of opportunity to experience different places through fieldwork.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Phoenix Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year