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Geography A Level (AQA) at Marling School

Course description

Geography helps to improve a number of valuable learning and life skills such as ICT, communication, numeracy and literacy skills. It teaches you how to handle and organise data and resources and is therefore seen as a good subject to study by future employers. Geography is a varied subject and can be taken at university either as a BSc or a BA. It is often available as a joint honours degree, combining with subjects such as development, economics, and environmental and sports sciences. It can lead to subject-linked careers such as town planning, surveying, hydrology, meteorology and ordnance survey planning or it can be used as a degree basis for further training in any subject.

Course content

The Geography A level course is changing from 2016. All courses will be linear with AS and A2 taught side by side. A balance is maintained between Physical and Human Geography with a greater emphasis on the interaction between these and the environment. Core skills are assessed including Graphical, Cartographic, GIS and the application of knowledge within different contexts. Fieldwork is central to the course and will be examined (AS) or assessed through coursework (A2). Course content will be available on the sixth form open evening at the Geography stand.

Entry requirements

Students are required to achieve at least a Grade B at GCSE level Geography. Students without a GCSE in Geography should contact the Head of Department directly.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Marling School directly.

Last updated date: 28 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years