GEOGRAPHY at The Langley Academy
Unit Outline – A2
Unit 1: Global Challenge – Students will study the meaning, causes, impacts and management of global challenges. There are two compulsory topics that you must study in this unit:
- Topic 1: Going Global
- Topic 2: World at risk
Students are examined on their response to data, interpreting sources in short answer questions and guided essay in either going global or worlds at risk.
Unit 2: Geographical investigations
Students study how human and physical issues influence lives and how these issues can be managed.
There are two compulsory topics that you must study in this unit:
- Topic 1: Crowded Coasts reveals how increasing development is testing our ability to manage these valued environments.
- Topic 2: Unequal spaces explore the causes and consequences of rural and urban disparities and how to manage them
The exam comprise of 3 parts; a data response, investigation/evaluation skills and related impacts/management issues.
Unit 3: Contested Planet - The use and management of resources is a key issue for geography in today’s world and therefore makes this an important area for study. Consumption patterns highlight stark inequalities between regions, countries and groups of people. Many resources are finite, and rising consumption means that difficult decisions over the use of resources will have to be taken more frequently.
There are six topics:
Topic 1: Energy Security
Topic 2: Water Conflicts
Topic 3: Biodiversity Under Threat
Topic 4: Superpower Geographies
Topic 5: Bridging the Development Gap
Topic 6: The Technological Fix?
Unit 4: Geographical research Students select an option to study, Options range from those with a strong physical geography focus, to those concerned:
Option 1: Tectonic Activity and Hazards
Option 2: Cold Environments — Landscapes and Change
Option 3: Life on the Margins — the Food Supply Problem
Option 4: The World of Cultural Diversity
Option 5: Pollution and Human Health at Risk
Option 6: Consuming the Rural Landscape — Leisure and Tourism.
English GCSE B
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Langley Academy directly.