Geography AS/A2 Level at Saint Cecilia's Church of England School
The world we live in is changing. Geography allows you to see why and how it is changing. It can enhance communication skills, literacy and numeracy, IT literacy, spatial awareness, team working, problem solving and environmental awareness.
At AS level you will study global themes, including globalisation and climate change. You will discover how your own actions can relate to the wider world, be it your local area or a country far away. You will study two units:
- Unit 1: Global Challenges ― In this unit you will study a range of topics such as Global Hazards, Climate Change and Future Global Challenges.
- Unit 2: Geographical Investigations ― This gives you an opportunity to undertake geographical research, including fieldwork. You will investigate two topics in depth, Extreme Weather (physical geography) and Rebranding Places (human geography).
At A2 level you will learn how the world is contested and develop practical research skills in your chosen area. You will study two units:
- Unit 3: Contested Planet
- Unit 4: Geographical Research
Students are required to have achieved a grade ‘B’ or above at GCSE Geography in order to be accepted on the course. This should include at least two ‘B’ grades in the examined modules (1 - 3). Students will also need a ‘C’ grade or above in GCSE English.
The Advanced GCE in Geography will appeal to you if:
· you are curious about the world’s places, peoples and environments
· you like asking questions and finding answers
· you are interested in local, regional and global issues
· you have the ability to think independently
· you wish to explore human, physical and environmental geographical relationships.
AS (Year 1):
Unit 1: Global Challenges
1 ½ hour exam (30% of A Level)
Unit 2: Geographical Investigations
1 ¼ hour exam (20% of A Level)
A2 ( Year 2):
Unit 3: Contested Planet
2 ½ hour exam (30% of A Level)
Unit 4: Geographical Research
1 ½ hour exam (20% of A Level)
In Year 1, Unit 2: Geographical Investigations offers the opportunity to undertake fieldwork when investigating the topics chosen. You will attend a week long residential fieldtrip to the Lake District.
In Year 2, Unit 4: Geographical Research also offers opportunities for fieldwork; you won’t be asked directly about fieldwork in your exam but it may help you when discussing your research.
An A Level in Geography opens doors! You will find that studying geography is a brilliant step towards a wider range of HE courses and/or employment opportunities.
- Further education — geographers can go on to study higher level courses, including Foundation degrees, undergraduate degrees and/or BTEC Higher Nationals.
- Employment — geographers can go into a wide range of jobs, including: Advertising, Education, Social/health services, Environmental Management, Marketing, Civil Service, Finance, Management, Energy, Law, Town Planning and Agencies such as UN Further Education
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How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Saint Cecilia's Church of England School directly.