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Geography AS/A Level at S. Peter's Collegiate School - A CofE Academy

Course description

Geography combines well with almost all other subjects.  Although Geography has a unique suite of skills and knowledge, many skills and topic areas will actively support other subjects.

At AS, all candidates will study core human and physical geography.  In each area of study, candidates will consider the values and attitudes of decision makers consider their own values and attitudes to the issues being studied and support their learning of ideas through the study of specific case studies.  Candidates will also develop a variety of geographical skills, which will broaden and deepen existing knowledge and be employed with a greater degree of independence.

At A2, candidates will continue to study a combination of human and physical Geography.  Candidates are required to choose whether to undertake preparatory investigative work in the field in order to be able to produce a fieldwork investigation, or undertake an issue evaluation exercise to extend the content within the specialised context of issue evaluation.

Course content

AS LEVEL

Unit 1 Physical and Human Geography

Topic List -Rivers, Floods and Management, Coastal Environments and Global Population Change, Energy Issues.

Unit 2 Geographical Skills

Topic List -Basic, Investigative, ICT, Graphical, Cartographical and Statistical Skills, Research Skills and the Assessment of AS Fieldwork

A LEVEL

Unit 3 Contemporary Geographical Issues

Topic List - Plate Tectonics and Associated Hazards, Challenges Facing Ecosystems, World Cities- Evolution or Revolution?, Development and Globalisation

Unit 4 Geography Fieldwork Investigation

Structured skills questions and structured short and extended questions based on candidates’ fieldwork investigation and fieldwork skills.


 

Entry requirements

GCSE Geography Grade C essential, English and Maths at Grade C desirable

GCSE APS of 40

Assessment

AS LEVEL

Unit 1

Externally assessed written paper: 2 hours

Maximum Marks available:

Weighting:

70% of total AS / 35% A level marks

Information regarding Assessment:

Structured short and extended questions.

 

 

Unit 2

Externally assessed written paper: 1 hour

Maximum Marks available:

Weighting:                              

30% of total AS /15% A level marks

Information regarding Assessment:

Structured skills and generic research/fieldwork questions.

 

A LEVEL

Unit 3

Externally assessed written paper: 2 ½  hours

Maximum Marks available:

Weighting:

30% of total A Level marks

Information regarding Assessment:

Structured short and extended questions and an essay.

 

Unit 4

Externally assessed written paper: 1 hour 30 minutes

Maximum Marks available:

Weighting:                                          

20% of total A level marks

Information regarding Assessment:

Structured short and extended questions based on candidates’ own fieldwork.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact S. Peter's Collegiate School - A CofE Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 December 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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