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Geography at Robert Owen Academy

Course description

In Unit 1 students learn about how management of their environment and resources is vital. They investigate alternative energy sources and balance their uses against potential environmental impacts.

Unit 2 studies our planet and its changing environment from shrinking polar icecaps to plate tectonics and volcanic activity and how humans have adapted to living near this hostile environment.

Unit 3 is a local investigation: students complete fieldwork and test their results against a hypothesis set by the examining board. They will learn to handle qualitative and quantitative data, present the information in graphical and written format and present their findings in a 1500 work written document marked by the examining board.


Unit 1: Managing places in the 21st Century

Written paper – 1 hour 30 minutes – marks 37.5%

Unit 2: Hostile world and investigating the shrinking world

Written paper – 1 hour 30 minutes – marks 37.5%

Unit 3: Local Investigation including fieldwork and Geographical issue investigation

Controlled assessment – marks 25%

Further information

Fieldwork to complete course work element of study of Hereford.

Other trips to be arranged.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September