Geography AS & A Level at Cardinal Newman Catholic School ~ A Specialist Arts and Community College
This course offers an issues-based approach to studying geography, enabling students to explore and evaluate contemporary geographical questions and issues. The specification content gives students the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of physical and human geography, the complexity of people and environment questions and issues, and to become critical, reflective and independent learners.
- Tectonic Processes and Hazards
- Coastal Landscapes and Change
- Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
- Carbon Cycle and Energy Security
- Regenerating Places
- Global Development and Connections
The entry requirement is that a student must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C.
- Paper 1 - 30% 2hrs 15mins Based on Paper 1 content.
- Paper 2 - 30% 2hrs 15mins Based on Paper 2 content.
- Paper 3 - 20% 2hrs 15mins A synoptic investigation based on a geographical issue within a place-based context.
- Coursework - 20%* Independent Investigation
*All students must complete at least 4 days compulsory fieldwork. Past of these 4 days will be at Dol-y-Moch, Coventry’s outdoor centre in North Wales.
Geography is a broad based academic degree which is well respected by employers. Geography graduates have one of the highest rates of graduate employment. An example of the potential jobs include:
- Commercial/residential surveyor
- Environmental consultant
- Geographical information systems officer
- Planning and development surveyor
- Secondary school teacher
- Town planner
- Government Roles
- Travel Consultants
- Armed Forces
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Newman Catholic School ~ A Specialist Arts and Community College directly.