Geography AS/A2 at Magdalen College School
AIMS OF THE COURSE:
The new syllabus is designed to engage students and renew interest in the subject of geography, which offers so much to an understanding of our planet. It promotes independent enquiry learning, with thinking skills and field work.
GCSE Geography is not a compulsory requirement as long as candidates have a good range of
A* - C's English and Maths required at grade C or above. If Geography take at GCSE grade C or above required.
SUMMARY OF UNITS:
AS Units - Managing Physical Environments
Hot arid and semi-arid environments
Managing Change in Human Environments
Managing urban change
Managing rural change
The energy issue
The growth of tourism
A2 Units - Global Issues
o Earth Hazards (Option A1)
o Ecosystems and environments under threat (Option A2)
o Climate Hazards (Option 3)
o Population and resources (Option B1)
o Globalisation (Option B1)
o Development and inequalities (Option B3)
o Identifying a suitable geographical question or hypothesis for investigation
o Developing a plan and strategy for conducting the investigation
o Collecting and recording appropriate data
o Presenting the data collected in appropriate forms
o Analysing and interpreting the data
Candidates at AS are required to develop fieldwork skills in the context of Human and Physical Geography which relate directly to their course of study - in Somerset FSC.
Costs may be involved for fieldwork trips.
Geography at AS and A2 level enables students to go onto University courses to study further Geography, planning, Archaeology, Meteorology, Hydrology, Architecture, Leisure Studies and also is a very good foundation for many other Degrees e.g. Law, medicine and ecological based subjects.
This course works effectively combined with a mixture of either science options or Humanities based subjects. It counts as a Science for medical courses.
For further information please contact Mrs C Stacey.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Magdalen College School directly.