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Geography A Level at Cramlington Learning Village

Course description

The world we live in is changing. Geography allows you to see why and how it is changing. Our overall goal is to give students a better understanding of, and a lasting interest in, the world around us. It can enhance communication skills, literacy and numeracy, IT literacy, spatial awareness, team working, problem solving and environmental awareness.

The year 12 course focuses on the big six natural hazards and the silent killer of climate change. We will investigate the physical processes at work, the effects on people and property and compare the management of these disasters around the world. In year 13 we will determine how we can cope with the estimated 10 billion world population by 2050. We will contemplate the implications for governments and those in power, for natural resources such as food, water and energy, the effect upon biodiversity and whether we as humans can provide a technological fix that could save the world from inequality, starvation or natural disasters.

Course content

Year 12:
Unit 1- Global Challenges, World at Risk and Going Global
Unit 2 - Geographical Investigations, Crowded Coasts and Rebranding Places

Year 13:
Unit 3 - Contested Planet
Unit 4 - Geographical Research- Life on the Margins: The Food Supply Problem

Entry requirements

5 A* - C GCSEs across a range of subjects.

Assessment

All modules are assessed by written examination sat in May/June.
AS: Unit 1: 1 hour and 30 minute examination in two sections Unit 2: 1 hour and 15 minute examination in two sections

A2: Unit 3: 2 hours and 30 minute examination in two sections Unit 4: 1 hour and 30 minute examination

Future opportunities

Geography is highly valued by universities as an A Level choice, and it allows students to keep their options open in terms of further study and careers as it covers both arts and science components in terms of human and physical Geography. You will also build upon a number of valued skills including communication, team work, time management, problem solving, data analysis, map work, numeracy, literacy and a general awareness of the world around you.

Geography can lead you into a range of careers from weather presenting to town planning, from geology to accountancy. The world is your oyster!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cramlington Learning Village directly.

Last updated date: 30 June 2015

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