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Geography A Level at Matravers School

Course description

Geography is an interesting, exciting, and thought-provoking subject. Our A Level course is designed to allow students to think through problems and reach well argued, reasoned decisions concerning the interaction between people and the environment.

Course content

Unit 1 (F761) This unit looks at three very different environments – coasts, rivers and glacial (cold). The unit covers the processes and factors responsible for their distinctive landforms, the use of these landscapes by humans and the issues that arise from their development. Finally, the unit explores the management challenges associated with these dynamic and fragile landscapes.

Unit 2 (F762) This unit looks at the patterns, processes and issues associated with urban areas, the tourist industry and energy use and their need for sustainable management. It focuses on the dynamic nature of the environments/industries and how they change over time and place.

Unit 3 (F763) This unit looks in detail at environmental and economic issues. How human processes are impacting on natural processes and vice versa. Themes covered include Earth hazards, Climatic hazards and Population and Resources.

Unit 4 (F764) This unit develops enquiry approaches into geographical issues. Students are given opportunities to conduct investigations, evaluate outcomes and develop problem solving skills. The exam draws on knowledge of enquiry.

Future opportunities

Geography A Level is a qualification widely respected and valued in a variety of fields. It is a qualification that shows you have learned many transferable skills useful in the workplace and in further education. Architecture, Travel and Tourism, Marketing, Leisure, Research, Planning, Environmental Work, Journalism and Teaching are just some of the pathways open to a geography student.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Matravers School directly.

Last updated date: 24 January 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years