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A Level Geography at St Thomas More High School for Boys

Course description

A-level Geography is ideal for those students who want to learn about the changing physical and human environments in which we live. The course content is diverse, including both human and physical units. In Year 12 a four day residential field study course in carried out in the Lake District.

Course content

At AS you will study:

  •  Rivers, floods and management
  •  Coastal environments
  •  Global Population Change
  •  Health issues
  •  Geographical and Fieldwork Skills

At A2 you will study:

  •  Plate tectonics and associated hazards
  •  Challenges facing ecosystems
  •  World cities – evolution or revolution?
  •  Development and globalisation

Entry requirements

Students wishing to take A-Level Geography should ideally have studied the subject at G.C.S.E. and achieved a grade ‘B’ or above.

Assessment

At the end of Year 12:
Unit 1: Physical and Human Geography - 2hr paper - 70% of AS mark, 35% of A2 mark

Unit 2: Geographical Skills - 1hr paper - 30% of AS mark, 15% of A2 mark

Unit 4A: Geography Fieldwork Investigation - 1hr 30min paper - 20% of A level mark

At the end of Year 13:

Unit 3: Contemporary Geographical Issues - 2.5hr paper - 30% of A level mark

Future opportunities

Geography students are the most employable! This is because if the diverse range of skills they develop. This subject can lead to a range of university courses both, B.A. and B.S.C. including Geography, Geology and Environmental science, as well as a huge variety of careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Thomas More High School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2015

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