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Geography A Level at The Billericay School

Course description

The content and approach of the AS/A2 courses reflects the dynamic nature of the subject and stresses the importance of a sustainable future. Geography offers so much to our understanding of our planet.

Course content

Students will maintain a balance between physical geography and human geography; develop a knowledge and understanding of the key concepts of place, space, diversity, interdependence, and people-environment interaction. Managing physical environments River environments, coastal environments, cold environments and hot arid / semi-arid environments. Managing change in human
environments
 
Managing urban change, managing rural change,
the energy issue and the growth of tourism.
 
Global issues
Students must study three topics selected from six options - earth hazards, ecosystems and environments under threat, climatic hazards, population and resources, globalisation and development and inequalities.

Geographical Skills
Students may also have the opportunity to participate in fieldwork during the course.

Entry requirements

B grade in Geography or Grade 5 in Maths and a B grade in science if you have not studied Geography before.

Assessment

This course is one of the new Linear A levels. All examinations will take place at the end of the course. The AS qualification is completely separate.

Future opportunities

A-level geography is widely accepted for many H.E. courses, not just geography and environment science. It is also relevant to careers in teaching, the armed forces, cartography, journalism, surveying, town planning, travel & tourism, leisure, conservation, countryside management, the environment and more!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Billericay School directly.

Last updated date: 27 January 2017
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      • A highly qualified and experienced staff that have a proven track record of working successfully at A level.
      • Excellent study facilities and subject resources (including state of the art media and music facilities).
      • Personalised care and support through a personal tutor and the Sixth Form pastoral team, supporting and monitoring your progress and acting as a contact point with home.
      • An exceptional curriculum enrichment programme.
      • Access to the school’s sport and gym facilities.
      • Outstanding guidance and support for university, employment or training.