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GEOGRAPHY at The Langley Academy

Course description

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:

  1. Topic 1: Going Global
  2. 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:

  1. Topic 1: Crowded Coasts reveals how increasing development is testing our ability to manage these valued environments.
  2. 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.

Entry requirements

English GCSE B

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years