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Geography A Level at Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth

Course description

Why study Geography?
Geographers study the interaction between people and the places they inhabit. Geography is a relevant and flexible subject that integrates well with a variety of other subject areas and can usefully be combined with science or arts and social sciences. It allows the science specialist to develop important literacy skills and the arts specialist to develop important numeric and graphical skills. Geography opens doors to a wide spectrum of career opportunities.

Course content

Year 12

Unit 1: Changing Landscapes

  • Section A: Changing Landscapes
  • Section B: Tectonic Hazards

Unit 2: Changing Places

  • Section A: Changing Places
  • Section B: Fieldwork Investigation in Physical and Human Geography

Year 13

Unit 3: Global Systems and Global Governance

  • Section A: Global Systems Water and Carbon Cycles
  • Section B: Global Governance: Change and Challenges Processes and patterns of global migration and global governance of the Earth’s oceans
  • Section C: 21st Century Challenges

Unit 4: Contemporary Themes in Geography

  • Section A: Tectonic Hazards
  • Section B: Contemporary Themes in Geography

                       - Economic growth and Challenge; China
                       - Energy Challenges and Dilemma

Unit 5: Independent Research

Assessment

Unit 1:

  • Written examination: 2 hours
  • Section A: Two compulsory structured questions with data
    response
  • Section B: Three compulsory structured questions with data response.

Unit 2:

  • Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Section A: Two compulsory structured questions with data response
  • Section B: Three compulsory structured questions with data response on fieldwork and the learner’s own fieldwork investigation.

Unit 3:

  • Written examination: 2 hours
  • Section A: Global Systems: Two compulsory structured questions with data response and one extended response question.
  • Section B: Two compulsory structured questions with data response and one extended response question.
  • Section C: One compulsory extended response question drawing on Units 1, 2 and 3 with resource material.

Unit 4:

  • Written examination: 2 hours
  • Section A: One compulsory extended response question.
  • Section B: Two essay questions, one on each theme.

Unit 5:

  • Assessment without examination: 3000-4000 words

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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