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Geography AS & A Level at Queen Elizabeth's School

Course description

Geography is one of the most relevant courses to study at present with global issues such as climate change, environmental change and migration. It is a subject which offers a diversity of skills that students will require at university level and beyond which are highly transferable. It is considered both a science and an arts subject.

It has always been a very popular subject at QE with high recruitment levels and it complements sciences such as Biology, Physics and Maths as well as other subjects such as Economics, Law and Sociology.

There is a range of opportunities for students throughout the two years, including a variety of investigations and field trips. Students study data presentation; graphical, cartographical and statistical analysis; data interpretation and evaluation.

Course content

AS Only

  • Physical geography and people and the environment
    50% weighting
    Examination
  • Human geography and geography fieldwork investigation 
    50% weighting
    Examination

A Level Full Course

  • Physical geography
    40% weighting
    Examination
  • Human geography
    40% weighting
    Examination
  • Individual investigation
    20% weighting
    Fieldwork based on an individual key question/hypotheses 3-4,000 words

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B in Geography or B in Humanities or B in English Language.

Future opportunities

Many employers find the wide skill base provided by Geography very attractive. It can lead to a range of vocational qualifications and a very wide variety of higher education courses including degrees in Geography or Geography related subjects such as Geology, Science, Environmental Science, Meteorology, Planning and Teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016
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