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Geography - AS/A2 Level at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy

Course description

The new Advanced Level syllabus has been developed to bring Geography provision right up to date. The new syllabus has been developed to build on the National Curriculum for Geography at GCSE. It reflects modern thinking in the subject, and includes a variety of teaching approaches.

An emphasis is placed on the study of change and its occurrence in both physical and human environments. The search for an understanding of change requires both spatial and temporal analyses so the syllabus does not narrowly focus on approaches to Geography, which emphasise space to the exclusion of time. Fieldwork is integrated into AS and A2.

Course content

AS - SUBJECT CONTENT

  • Coastal System and landscape
  • Contemporary Urban Environment
  • Changing Places

A2 - SUBJECT CONTENT

  • Water and carbon cycles
  • Hazards
  • Coastal Landscapes
  • Global System and global governance
  • Changing Places

  • Contemporary urban environment

Fieldwork – 4 days compulsory

Entry requirements

Higher grade in Geography at GCSE - preferably a B or above

Assessment

AS

Exam 1 – 1 hour 30 min, 50% of AS

  • Coastal System and landscape
  • Contemporary Urban Environment

Exam 2 – 1 hour 30 min, 50% of AS

  • Changing Places

Fieldwork – 2 days compulsory

A2

Exam 1 - 2 hour 30, 40% of A Level

Water and carbon cycles

Hazards

Coastal Landscapes

 

Exam 2 – 2 hour 30 minutes, 40%

Global System and global governance

Changing Places

Contemporary urban environment

Unit 3 – 3000-4000 words, 20% of A-level

Fieldwork – 4 days compulsory

Future opportunities

Qualifications in Geography can lead to careers in a wide range of occupations including:

Accountancy, Architecture, Business, Education, Leisure & Tourism, Public Administration, Engineering, Transport, Catering, Computing, Finance & Banking.

Plus

Administration & Operational Management, Research, Design & Development, Scientific & Engineering Support, Environmental Planning & Construction, Sales, Marketing & Buying, Legal work, Information, Library & Museum work, Personnel, Teaching & Lecturing, Health & Social Welfare.

Further information

All essential teaching resources provided.

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: 01 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: AS - one year A2 - two years

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