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Geography A Level at The Kingsway Academy

Course description

Geography is a unique, dynamic subject, which falls between an earth science (such as chemistry) and a social science (such as sociology or psychology). It works well alongside many ‘science’ and ‘arts’ subject options, particularly with the cross curricular skills developed throughout the course. The knowledge gained of people and places, as well as understanding of the wider world, can be used in a wide range of A -level and BTEC post 16 options. A wide range of skills will be developed, including, but not limited to literacy, numeracy, investigation planning, data collection, interpretation of graphs and charts, map-skills independent study, problem solving, communication and time management. The skills gained through studying AS/A2 Geography are recognised and highly valued by Higher Education and employers alike.

Course content

Topics covered during course: AS: Geog 1 — Human and physical Geography Rivers, floods and their management, Coastal environments, Population change, Global health issues AS: Geog 2 — Geographical skills Fieldwork (investigation) skills, Reading graphs, maps and diagrams A2: Geog 3 — Contemporary Geographical Issues Plate tectonics, Ecosystems– challenge and change, World cities A2: Geog 4— Skills/issue evaluation exercise

Entry requirements

5 GCSE A-C including English and Maths. Desirable: GCSE Geography Grade C or above.

Assessment

100% Examination (2 exams at AS, 2 exams at A2)

Financial information

none

Future opportunities

Higher Education pathways: Degrees—BSc, BA, MSc, MA, Phd. Linked Careers: Advertising, Education, Environmental Management (such as the Environment Agency, Finance, Law, Marketing, Sales, Social / Health services, town planning, engineering, the travel industry...the list is truly endless!

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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