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Geography at Teddington School

Course description

Do you have a genuine interest in the world around you and want to find out more about topical issues in the news like flooding, population growth, poverty, fair trade, globalisation,climate change and coastal management? Are you interested in rural and urban landscapes, how they are formed and how they relate to mankind? Do you want to be able to relate theory to the real world and help develop as a true global citizen? The world we live in is changing. If you want to discover more about it then A level Geography could be for you.

Course content

Component 1: Physical

  • Section A: Water and carbon cycles
  • Section B: Coastal systems and landscapes
  • Section C: Hazards

How it's assessed? Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes (120 marks) 40% of A-level

Component 2: Human

  • Section A: Global systems and global governance
  • Section B: Changing places
  • Section C: Population and the environment

How it's assessed? Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes (120 marks) 40% of A-level

Component 3: Geography Fieldwork Investigation

What's assessed?

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.

How it's assessed? 3,000–4,000 words (60 marks) 20% of A-level marked by teachers / moderated by AQA

Entry requirements

Please click on the link below to find entry requirements:

http://www.teddingtonschool.org/sixth-form-A-level-Entry-Requirements

Future opportunities

Progression Routes

Geography A level provides an excellent foundation for further study at university, either through Geography degree or as a supporting subject for other degrees.  It can be combined with other subjects, for example a language.  Qualifications in Geography are highly sought after in a wide range of occupations.          

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: 23 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two Years

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    • Our core purpose of our Sixth Form at Teddington is to focus on the individual student from the moment you join us and to ensure you realise your unique potential academically, physically and socially through dedicated, innovative and enthusiastic teaching and learning. We expect you to learn to take responsibility for your own learning and to demonstrate a committed and conscientious approach to your studies to enable you to carve and secure your future pathway.

      We believe that both excellence and progress should be equally celebrated. We believe we can achieve and aspire to greater things. We will accomplish this through the sharpening of our academic skills and social awareness which will allow us to adapt to an ever-changing society and become responsible citizens of tomorrow.

      Please take the time to invest in your future success by looking at the extensive range of courses and activities we have to offer and we look forward to discussing your future in our community sixth form.