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Geography at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School

Course description



Outline of the Course

Year 12

•  Unit 1: Coastal Landscapes & Changing Places

•  Start of Unit 2: Global Governance Change & Challenge

•  Unit 3: Tectonic Hazards

•  Start of Unit 4: Independent Investigation – 4000 words: Tutors will be allocated       according to research topic (topic will develop out of Betteshanger fieldwork and Dorset fieldwork in Year 12). Report will be written in draft during Summer Holiday of Year 12 into Year 13.

•  Fieldwork requirement RESIDENTIAL FIELDWORK – DORSET 3 DAYS & 1 DAY BETTESHANGER (costing approx. £200.00 for all elements)

Year 13

•  Unit 3: Weather and Climate & Development in an African Context

•  Completion of Unit 2: Water & Carbon Cycle & Global Governance Change & Challenge

•  Completion of Unit 4 by October half term : Independent Investigation – 4000 words

Entry requirements

Minimum entry criteria:

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in Geography

May be accepted on the course: 6 in Geography


Type of Assessment

Four compulsory structured data response and two extended response


1 hour 45 minutes



Type of Assessment

Four compulsory structured data response and two extended response


2 hours



Type of Assessment

Extended essay questions


2 hours 15 minutes



Type of Assessment

Independent Study of own choice relating to course topics






Financial information

You will take part in a day’s fieldwork to Camber Sands and the Sussex coast (approx. cost £25) to collect data to enable you to complete Unit 2 of your AS course as well as a number of shorter local trips to Herne Bay and Canterbury.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Travel and Tourism or Health and Social Care, to prepare for Higher Education in areas of geography, humanities, or science. With further training, you could go on to a job related to geography and work as a Town Planner, Environmental Officer or Weather Forecaster. The course also helps you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge for which many employers across lots of industries are looking.

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: 13 June 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years