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A Level Geography at Whitworth Park School and Sixth Form College

Course description

In year 12 all students will follow the AQA syllabus (AS 1031), comprising 2 units which make up the AS level. Pupils then take a further 2 units in year 13, which allows them to get a full A level (A2 2031). Overall the AS level extends, develops and diversifies pupils experience of GCSE Geography. Pupils will be involved in discussions and small group work to help reach conclusions as well as writing essays, producing case studies and reading around the subject. The course involves the application of a range of geographical skills. These include drawing maps, constructing and interpreting graphs, using statistics and conducting field work.

The course requires students to study a variety of specified units, highlighted below. The units of work are to be completed according to the following order and time allocation:-

Year 12
Unit 1(35% of A-level):
Rivers and flood management (core unit) - 30 lessons
Population Change (core unit) - 30 lessons
Coastal Environments (physical option) - 30 lessons
Health issues (human option) - 30 lessons
Unit 2 (15% of A-level): Geographical Skills (includes fieldwork).

Year 13
Unit 3 (30% of A-level): Options are from one physical, one human and one other
Plate tectonics and associated hazards - 30 lessons
World cities - 30 lessons
Development and Globalisation - 30 lessons
Unit 4a (20% of A-level): Geographical Fieldwork

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Whitworth Park School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 11 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years