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A level Geography at Christ's School and Sixth Form

Course description

If you have an interest in the world around you and understanding how the physical world influences human geography then Geography is the choice for you.   If you have an inquisitive mind about global issues and the way the world is changing you should study A level Geography.

 

 

Course content

Managing Physical Environments

River environments, coastal environments, cold environments.

Managing Change in Human Environments

Managing urban change, managing rural change, the energy issue,

the growth of tourism.

Global Issues

Environmental issues: a choice of earth hazards; ecosystems and environments under threat and climatic hazards; economic issues: a choice of population and resources; globalisation and development and inequalities.

Geographical Skills

Identifying a suitable geographical question or hypothesis for investigation.

Developing a plan and strategy for conducting the investigation.

Collecting, recording, presenting and analysing appropriate data.

Entry requirements

At least a B Grade at GCSE

Assessment

For AS level you will complete two x one and a half hour  exams;  Managing Physical Environments and Managing Change in Human Environments. Each paper is worth 50%.

For A2 there is a two and a half hour Global Issues paper worth 60% and a one and a half hour Geographical Skills paper worth 40%.

Future opportunities

This qualification could prepare you for higher education to study a wide range of courses including Geography, Geology, World Development, Town Planning, Urban Planning and Environmental Science.

A degree in Geography will help develop a whole range of employability skills including numeracy, teamwork through regular field trips, analytical skills and a certain technical knowledge through using various specialist computing applications. Also, the subject area in itself cultivates a world view and a certain cultural sensitivity. These all potentially help a geographer to stand out in the labour market.

Further information

Students will have opportunities for local fieldwork throughout the course as well as a residential trip.

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: 20 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS (1 Year) A2 (2years)
  • Number of planned places: 20

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